Q: MTD and NIC Roms...

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu Feb 13 01:27:14 EST 2003

On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 05:45, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Currently I have a patch to eepro100.c that adds an MTD map driver so
> the onboard rom can be written.  Making code like etherboot easier to
> flash etc. 
> This works by default except when everything is compiled into the
> kernel.  In the latter case the map driver fails because NIC are
> initialized before the mtd subsystem.  This can be handled be
> modifying the link order of the kernel in 2.4. but that is not
> a pretty situation.
> I am currently looking for ideas on ways to cleanly get this code
> into the kernel, and I am looking for ideas. 

grep --after-context=15 'BIG UGLY NOTE' drivers/mtd/

Thankfully, the inter_module_register() abortion is now gone and we can
fix it all again in 2.5 by reverting to get_module_symbol() as it was


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