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SubjectRe: [PATCH] media/radio [check_region() removal... ]
On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 07:13:46PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:

Hi all,

> 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.

two question about this:

1) how about drivers requesting 2 (or more) irq for one device ?
AFAIK some PowerMac net drivers do it (bmac.c for example).

2) i found that some net drivers (3c527.c, sk_mca.c) use io region and
don't call request_region() at all. Should they be fixed ?

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