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    SubjectRe: linux-2.4.12 / linux-2.4.13 parallel port problem
    On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 03:41:02PM +0000, bill davidsen wrote:

    > Thank you... that sure doesn't jump out at someone, it generates no
    > error message, etc.


    > Question: is this intended behaviour? I would think that you would
    > normally want to just say irq=auto and let the driver find the io
    > address just as it does normally.

    It is intended behaviour. 'irq=auto' in this case didn't help because
    the ECP chipset would not tell us what IRQ it was assigned (it just
    said "it's set by jumpers, or alternatively I'm not telling you".

    The problem with just specifying 'irq=7' on its own is that in the
    case of there being more than one port it isn't clear what it should

    When there is only one port to consider, it would make sense to use
    that IRQ, but by the time we know how many ports there are we've
    already decided not to use the supplied parameter. Patches
    welcome. :-)

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