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SubjectRe: floppy irq unregisters itself?
> Is there a reason why the floppy driver unregisters it's irq handler when
> the motor goes off?

IMHO this is proper behaviour - it also makes PnP support easier :-)

> This has the side-effect of irq 6 not showing up in /proc/interrupts, only
> when there is floppy activity.

A patch went out long ago to show past activity in /proc/interrupts
whether the IRQ was in use or not.

The PnP patch provides /proc/irq for tracking usage alone, which
makes more sense IMHO.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team

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