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    Subject[PATCH] opl3 fails to release_region()
    This is patch is need in 2.4.19 so opl3 will not fail
    freeing resources when compiled as module.

    When opl3 is compiled as module, and we don't
    insert it with the io=0xXXX parameter, the actual
    code will left the /proc/ioports resource allocated at rmmod
    as he expects always the io parameter. The io parameter
    isn't needed with adlib_card.c, who calls opl3_detect
    and doesn't set the opl3.c:io variable that
    is needed to release_region().

    This patch adds io = ioaddr in opl3_init(ioaddr, ....).
    It doesn't change the behaviour of the opl3 code when inserting it
    as module with the io parameter or when it's built-in in the kernel
    (in these cases, io contains the address, which is passed to ioaddr,
    so we don't change the io value)

    Also it moves the "static int io = -a" declaration at the top of the file
    so it can be used in opl3_init.

    Note that this still has a bug: if you insert opl3.o as module
    without the io parameter (as happens when you modprobe adlib_card)
    if you rmmod adlib_card without removing opl3, insmod adlib_card will fail
    until you rmmod opl3 load it again. But now, at least you don't have to reboot
    to free the /proc/ioports value ;)

    (Side note: This is my first i dedicate it at the
    project guys at #kernelnewbies, who helped me to understand the problem,
    and they make me to learn a lot of new things every day ;)

    So many comments for a patch so small...

    --- opl3.c.bak 2002-11-13 01:33:39.000000000 +0100
    +++ opl3.c 2002-11-14 00:46:07.000000000 +0100
    @@ -40,6 +40,13 @@
    #define MAX_VOICE 18
    #define OFFS_4OP 11

    + * This shouldn't be here, but it's neccesary so
    + * opl3.c can be loaded as module without parameters,
    + * as happens with adlib_card.c.
    + */
    +static int io = -1;
    struct voice_info
    unsigned char keyon_byte;
    @@ -1118,6 +1125,13 @@
    printk(KERN_WARNING "opl3: Too many synthesizers\n");
    return -1;
    + /* we can safely do this, we pass io as ioaddr parameter
    + * when MODULE is not defined. When it's, we also call
    + * opl3_init with io as ioaddr if insmod opl3 io=0xXXX
    + * and if not, adlib_card.o does it.
    + */
    + io = ioaddr;

    devc->nr_voice = 9;

    @@ -1196,8 +1210,6 @@

    static int me;

    -static int io = -1;
    MODULE_PARM(io, "i");

    static int __init init_opl3 (void)
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