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SubjectRe: VGA PCI IO port reservations
On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Russell King wrote:

> Therefore, it should be reserved independent of whether we have the
> driver loaded/in kernel or not.

Is this not an argument for a more flexible resource allocation
API? One offering both:

res = allocate_resource(restype, dev, RES_ALLOC_UNUSED, region);


res = allocate_resource(restype, dev_ RES_ALLOC_HW, region);


Maybe the kernel might ask:

allocate_resource(restype, dev, RES_ALLOC_UNMOVABLE_HW, region);


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