Re: RFC: modules and 2.5

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Tue Jul 03 2001 - 02:05:18 EST

Sean Hunter wrote:
> Does this defeat my favourite module-related gothcha, that the machine panics
> if I have (say) a scsi driver builtin to the kernel and the same driver tries
> to load itself as a module?

Other, existing mechanisms should prevent conflicts here. If a builtin
SCSI driver loads successfully, then its calls to request_region,
request_mem_region, or pci_request_regions should have succeeded.

If so, any attempt to grab those I/O regions by another driver,
including another instance of the same driver, should fail.

Jeff Garzik      | "I respect faith, but doubt is
Building 1024    |  what gives you an education."
MandrakeSoft     |           -- Wilson Mizner
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