Re: [PATCH] net: dev: Add API to check net_dev readiness

From: Ilia Lin
Date: Tue Aug 04 2020 - 14:42:24 EST

Hi Andrew and David,

Thank you for your comments!

The client driver is still work in progress, but it can be seen here:

For HW performance reasons, it has to be in subsys_initcall.

Here is the register_netdev call:

And it is going to be in the subsys_initcall as well.


On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 8:32 PM David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Andrew Lunn <andrew@xxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 21:45:28 +0200
> > I also have to wonder why a network device driver is being probed the
> > subsys_initcall.
> This makes me wonder how this interface could even be useful. The
> only way to fix the problem is to change when the device is probed,
> which would mean changing which initcall it uses. So at run time,
> this information can't do much.