Re: Status new-modules + 802.11b/IrDA

From: Rusty Russell (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 17:46:02 EST

In message <> you write:
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 07:34:53PM +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > > o removal of airo_cs : "Uninitialised timer!/nThis is a
> > > warning. Your computer is OK". Call trace on demand. Also, the module
> > > airo not removed (probably due to problem with airo_cs).
> >
> > That, in itself, should be harmless.
> Yes, but this is new and I don't really like it. I suspect
> something is wrong in the Pcmcia code itself. Last I tried was 2.5.46
> and I see some suspicious init_timer() added where I would not expect,
> and some missing where they would be needed.
> Hum... Who is in charge ?

Well, Andrew Morton made the change that required timers to be
initialized, and the check which locates ones which are not. As to
who is responsible for airo_cs, I'm guessing Ben Reed, as author.

> I personally believe the timer thingy is important and cause
> of problems.

I disagree: the warning is supposed to silently fix it up.

> Thanks a lot !
> Jean

That's what I'm here for,

  Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
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