Re: [PATCH] vhost-net: add module alias

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On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:43:42 +0800
Amos Kong <kongjianjun@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM, Stephen Hemminger
> <shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> 
> > By adding the a module alias, programs (or users) won't have to explicitly
> > call modprobe. Vhost-net will always be available if built into the kernel.
> > It does require assigning a permanent minor number for depmod to work.
> > Choose one next to TUN since this driver is related to it.
> >
> > Also, use C99 style initialization.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > ---
> >  drivers/vhost/net.c        |    8 +++++---
> >  include/linux/miscdevice.h |    1 +
> >  2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
:
> /*
>  *      These allocations are managed by device@xxxxxxxxxx. If you use an
>  *      entry that is not in assigned your entry may well be moved and
>  *      reassigned, or set dynamic if a fixed value is not justified.
>  */

Didn't that mailing address was ever used any more. Like many places
in kernel, the comment looked like a historical leftover.


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