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Date:   Tue, 29 Aug 2017 21:05:03 +0200
From:   Greg KH <>
To:     David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net-next] irda: fix link order if IRDA is built into
 the kernel

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 10:49:45AM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Greg KH <>
> Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:46:22 +0200
> > When moving the IRDA code out of net/ into drivers/staging/irda/net, the
> > link order changes when IRDA is built into the kernel.  That causes a
> > kernel crash at boot time as netfilter isn't initialized yet.
> > 
> > To fix this, build and link the irda networking code in the same exact
> > order that it was previously before the move.
> > 
> > Reported-by: kernel test robot <>
> > Reported-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman
> Greg, just change the initializer in IRDA so that it will run
> after subsys_init() when built statically.
> IRDA is definitely not the first pontentially statically built
> thing that needs netlink up and available.

Ok, will do that tomorrow and test it and send you the patch.


greg k-h

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