Re: Modules

Alan Cox (
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 09:32:09 +0100 (BST)

> I cannot see why the module for the 3c509 and the ne2000 have seperate
> imports and exports that are different from each other. Would this not
> clean up the kernel IO interfaces a little bit?

They don't except for a small optimisation which is that the ne2000, wd and
other 8390 driver share a common 8390 module you can also load. Otherwise
there would be n copies of the 8390 code to maintain and worry about.