Controlling the order of driver initialization
Occasionally drivers need to control the order
in which they are loaded,
usually because one driver has a dependency
on another driver.
DDI drivers specify this in their
All DDI 8 and loadable drivers
Populate the ``$depend'' field in the Master file.
For example, if the Master file for Driver A
contains $depend B,
the Driver B will be initialized before Driver A.
Pre-DDI 8 statically-loaded drivers
Set the ``order'' field in the Master file
to a non-zero value to specify the sequence in which the module's
routines are called.
Higher-numbered positive values are initialized
before lower values.
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