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    SubjectRe: PATCH for Broken PCI Multi-IO in 2.4.3 (serial+parport)


    On Sat, 7 Apr 2001, Tim Waugh wrote:

    > On Sat, Apr 07, 2001 at 08:42:35PM +0200, Gunther Mayer wrote:
    >
    > > Please apply this little patch instead of wasting time by
    > > finger-pointing and arguing.
    >
    > This patch would make me happy.
    >
    > It would allow support for new multi-IO cards to generally be the
    > addition of about two lines to two files (which is currently how it's
    > done), rather than having separate mutant hybrid monstrosity drivers
    > for each card (IMHO)..

    It is possible to design a single function PCI device that is able to do
    everything. Your approach is just encouraging this kind of monstrosity.
    Such montrosity will look like some single-IRQ capable ISA remake, thus
    worse than 20 years old ISA.

    If we want to encourage that, then we want to stay stupid for life, in my
    nervous opinion.

    Gérard.


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