[PATCH] powerpc: ibmveth: Harden driver initilisation for kexec

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at pobox.com
Fri Mar 3 12:04:39 EST 2006

Santiago Leon wrote:
> From: Michael Ellerman <michael at ellerman.id.au>
> After a kexec the veth driver will fail when trying to register with the
> Hypervisor because the previous kernel has not unregistered.
> So if the registration fails, we unregister and then try again.
> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael at ellerman.id.au>
> Acked-by: Anton Blanchard <anton at samba.org>
> Signed-off-by: Santiago Leon <santil at us.ibm.com>
> ---
>  drivers/net/ibmveth.c |   32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
>  1 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> Looks good to me, and has been around for a couple of months.

This seems completely bonkers to me:

	are resources available?
	if no
		free resources
		try again

It makes resource checking pointless.


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