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SubjectRe: [RFC] I/O Access Abstractions
On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, David Howells wrote:
> * It should make drivers easier to write: they don't have to worry about
> whether a resource refers to memory or to I/O or to something more exotic.
>
> * It makes some drivers more flexible. For example, the ne2k-pci driver has
> to be set at _compile_ time to use _either_ I/O ports _or_ memory. It'd
> make Linux installation more better if _both_ were supported.
>
> * It'd allow some drivers to be massively cleaned up (serial.c).

And the IDE driver.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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