KERN_ERR "ide: late registration of driver."

From: Yoav Weiss (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 17:14:00 EST

Recently installed 2.4.22-pre7 on 2 boxes here.

During boot, I always get the message "ide: late registration of driver."
which comes from ide.c:2234:ide_register_driver().

Seems like drivers_run is already set by the time ide_register_driver get
called. Following the logic of that driver, it makes sense. ide_init()
gets called early and inits the ide. (banner: "Uniform Multi-Platform
E-IDE driver..."). ide_register_driver() is never used inside the driver
but is exported and called after partition check, way down the line.

Therefore, I don't see why the late registration is an error. Am I
missing something ?

And if its not an error, it shouldn't be printed as KERN_ERR. When
booting the kernel with the 'quiet' option, thats the only message

        Yoav Weiss

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