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    SubjectRe: [patch 2.5] PCI: allow alternative methods for probing the BARs

    > Hopefully this patch should solve most problems with probing the BARs.
    > The changes are quite minimal as everything still is done in one pass.
    > - Added another level of fixups (PCI_FIXUP_EARLY), called with only
    > device/vendor IDs and class code filled in, before sizing the BARs.
    > - pci_read_bases won't probe the BAR if the respective resource has
    > non-zero flags.
    >
    > This allows to implement numerous alternative probing methods for
    > particular architecture/device/BAR. Some of possible variants:
    > get information from firmware and don't touch the BAR at all;

    This sounds useful on ppc64 where firmware does a good job of setting
    up the BARs.

    Anton
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