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Re: [patch] PCI memory & i/o enables
On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 07:28:06PM +0000, Eduardo Horvath wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Apr 2011, David Young wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 08:47:59PM +0200, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> > >
> > > dyoung%pobox.com@localhost said:
> > > > If the flag isn't set, the driver has no business setting it. Also,
> > > > if the flag isn't set, there's not much use in the driver setting the
> > > > corresponding bit in the PCI CSR.
> > >
> > > I don't think this goes into the right direction. The driver shouldn't
> > > have a business setting flags in the attach args, except in rare,
> > > mostly historical cases like indirect configuration.
> > The patch stops drivers from setting flags in the attach args, which I
> > think that you will agree is a step in the right direction.
> I disagree on both counts. All this patch does is fix a couple of buggy
> drivers and create a ton of unnecessary code churn.
I was not clear. By "stops," I did not mean "prevents." I meant "stops
The meaning of the new flags is actually different from the old, so I
think that it makes sense to use new names. Getting rid of the old
names will poison code that misuses them.
David Young OJC Technologies
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