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SubjectRe: avoiding pci_disable_device()...
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> No. You also need to consider situations such as out-of-tree drivers
> for the same hardware (might not use PCI API), and situations where you
> have peer devices discovered and used (PCI API doesn't have "hey, <this>
> device is associated with <current driver>, too" capability)


there's not a lot you or anyone else can do about such broken (and often
proprietary) drivers.... if a device doesn't use the kernel API's its
end of game basically. Adding more new API's isn't going to help you ...


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