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SubjectRe: Ignore disabled ROM resources at setup
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From: Jon Smirl <jonsmirl@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 00:35:11 -0400

> As far as I can tell no one has built recent hardware this way. But I
> believe there are some old SCSI controllers that do this. I provided a
> ROM API for disabling sysfs access, if we identify one of these cards
> we should just add a call to it's driver to disable ROM access instead
> of bothering with the copy. Currently the copy is not being used
> anywhere in the kernel.

Qlogic ISP is one such card, but there are several others.

I think enabling the ROM is a very bad idea, since we in fact
know it disables the I/O and MEM space decoders on a non-empty
set of PCI cards.
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