AW: [CFT] 2.6.0-test7: Fix use-after-free bug in ds.
proski at gnu.org
Wed Oct 15 19:37:11 BST 2003
On Wed, 15 Oct 2003, David Hinds wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 04:53:19PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > >
> > > I don't see why this is a particularly useful thing.
> > Simplicity of administration.
> I think most users will never have a use for this administrative
> capability. Which, to me, makes it not particularly useful.
Whatever. What is useful and what is not is very subjective. It has been
useful for me when I was debugging the plx9052 driver, but I had to be
very careful to unload drivers in a certain order. Fortunately, it's
> > If a new bridge is found
> What does that mean? The only case I see this as being useful, is if
> you hot plug a new PCMCIA bridge device. Yes that's something that
> would be useful to support; but it is a somewhat rare activity.
> Vanishingly rare.
I've heard that Orinoco USB adapters consist of a PCMCIA-to-USB bridge and
a PCMCIA card. I don't know about USB Compact Flash readers. Such
devices may have very limited (if any) support for unapproved cards, but
it's better to be prepared.
> > I'm subscribed to several mailing lists for wireless devices. Hardly a
> > week passes without a post from somebody confused by the design of the
> > PCMCIA support in Linux.
> There are lots of things about PCMCIA that are more complex than they
> should be and that could be done differently if it were to be redone
> from scratch today on a modern kernel. It was architected for kernels
> that were much more limited. No one knows this better than me, since I
> have been dealing with the bug reports for 10 years.
I really appreciate it.
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