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SubjectRe: [PATCH] media/radio [check_region() removal... ]
On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Patch looks generally ok. Some of the whitespace/formatting changes are
> questionable, I usually leave that up to the maintainer unless it is
> very gratuitously opposite to CodingStyle.
>

These drivers seem to be unmantained :)
Anyway if this is a problem I can undo these changes ...

> Some of the driver messages ("foo version 1.0") are purposefully printed
> -after-, not before, the device is probed and registered. Your patch
> gets this wrong in at least one place.
>

Yes... I wasn't sure about this... can undo...

> Finally, a word to you, Alan, and others doing request_region work: it
> is more informative to pass the device name (minor, etc.) into
> request_region. Ditto for request_irq. Many (most, except net?)
> drivers use board/chip name instead of registered interface name. If
> you can use the interface name for request_region or request_irq, use
> it... it allows differentiation between multiple boards of the same
> type. That's especially when looking at ISA regions in /proc/ioports,
> or interrupt counts in /proc/interrupts.
>
> Jeff

Agree... but in this case it's less important until radio drivers
supports multiple boards...

thanks
--
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
<bkz@linux-ide.org>

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