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    Hi Linus.

    >> You are right. Thanks for your patience. I cast my vote for
    >> "pcbus" instead of "pci". Love the resource concept.

    > "pcbus" would certainly fit my requirement for being specific
    > enough, and it's probably non-specific enough that others
    > wouldn't jump up and down too much.

    > However, at the same time it doesn't actually "say" much to me
    > either. "ioport_resource" is fairly descriptive: the thing it
    > guards are actually commonly called "IO ports". Compared to that
    > "pcbus_io_resource" is too bland, and while it's logical it
    > doesn't tell people who are used to the terminology exactly
    > what's up.

    > So I've already set my heart on "ioport". I don't know about
    > "iomem", though: nobody calls memory-mapped accesses "IO memory"
    > accesses. "PCI memory" actually describes at least to me exactly
    > what it's all about, which is why I liked "pci_mem_resource".
    > "pcbus_mem" lacks that mental image for me.

    > Oh, well. It's just a name. Or two, actually.

    Why not just use "io_resource" and "mem_resource" respectively?

    Best wishes from Riley.

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