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SubjectRe: PNP patch into kernel when?

Andrew E. Mileski wrote:
> > > Should we modify the IRQ-probing code to work around this?
> >
> > Well, on startup no. The problem comes with modules...
> Reminder - you only need to probe once _ever_ and even probing
> can be eliminated. Once a working configuration has been
> established, with or without user intervention, it can be
> used again.
> A user space configuration manager could read stored values
> from the kernel image, or from a file on the root device.
> This of would't work iwell for booting from a net connection,
> but it is still a possibility.
What about the people that boot multiple OSes. Won't that negate the
stored value of resources?


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