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SubjectRe: Big Fix for 2.2.1

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, Gerard Roudier wrote:
> I suggest to get rid of the bogus readX/writeX stuff in drivers that
> know what they are doing, until 2.3, as follows:


The "bogus" stuff is correct. That's how readX/writeX were _designed_ to
work. The design was the correct one: make it easy to port old drivers to
new architectures - that was what the thing was done for in the first

It's the _new_ restrictions that people want to have that are bogus, and
they are stuff that will wait for 2.3.x. Changing code for 2.2.x is not an


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