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    SubjectRe: PNP parallel&serial ports: module reload fails (2.6.11)?
    On 6/10/05, Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> wrote:
    > On Thursday 09 June 2005 3:16 pm, Russell King wrote:
    > > The reason that 8250 first detects your ports is that they're found
    > > via the legacy method which is independent of PnP. As you correctly
    > > sumise, when you unload 8250_pnp, it disables the device so when you
    > > re-load 8250, it's unable to detect your ports using the legacy method.
    > >
    > > But the legacy method needs to continue to exist for systems which
    > > don't have PnP enabled.
    >
    > But shouldn't we someday move the legacy probing from 8250
    > into an 8250_platform and only do it if we don't have 8250_pnp?
    >

    Given how much pain PNP/ACPI probing of i8042 was causing to everyone
    I'd be cautious. BIOS writers are extremely creative. Maybe ia64 only
    while x86 should default to legacy probing.

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    Dmitry
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