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Re: Atari TT

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Michael Schmitz
<schmitz@mail.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de> wrote:
> The ne.c network driver does not appear to tolerate interrupts arriving before
> the device has been configured, at least in the early boot phases. I'm uncertain
> whether it would work even with my latest patches applied - maybe I can find
> some time on the weekend to test that.

Stupid ISA-only driver without IRQ sharing support...

The hydra and zorro8390 driver should handle that case fine, as interrupts are
shared on Amiga.

> Geert: is there some way for kernel network drivers to figure out whether the
> network subsystem has been initialized, and hold off interrupt processing
> before that time? I'm using 'if (netif_running(dev))' in atari_ethernec but
> that does not appear to prevent the lockup.

Doesn't the driver know when it's configured?



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds

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