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SubjectRe: PATCH for Broken PCI Multi-IO in 2.4.3 (serial+parport)
Gérard Roudier wrote:
>
> 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.

If you want to discourage hardware vendors, they will stay with Windows.
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