Re: PATCH: Multiprobe sanitizer

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 08:02:33 EST

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 11:24:35AM +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Probe ordering is fragile and completely defeated with busses that are
> already probed asynchronously (like USB or firewire), and things can
> only get worse. Thus we need to look for generic solutions, the trick of
> maintaining probe ordering will work around problems today but we'll
> still hit the wall in an increasing number of cases in the future.

That's exactly why udev was created :)

It can handle bus ordering issues already today just fine, and distros
use it this way in shipping, "enterprise ready" products.


greg k-h
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