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SubjectRe: Linux-2.6.13 : __check_region is deprecated
On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 10:28:37AM -0400, David Hollis wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 01:55 +0200, Diego Calleja wrote:
> > El Tue, 30 Aug 2005 01:34:25 +0200,
> > Jesper Juhl <> escribió:
> >
> > > I don't see why we should break a bunch of drivers by doing that.
> > > Much better, in my oppinion, to fix the few remaining drivers still
> > > using check_region and *then* kill it. Even unmaintained drivers may
> >
> > I'd usually agree with you, but check_region has been deprecated for so many
> > time; I was just wondering myself if people will bother to fix the remaining
> > drivers without some "incentive"
> Shouldn't it be (or have been) added to the
> Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt then so it could be
> deprecated and removed through the proper mechanisms.


Although there is a possible (but not very likely) race condition the
drivers usually work fine (they shouldn't work worse than at the time
when they were added).

> David Hollis <>



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