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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix floppy io ports reservation
At 21:54 07/02/02, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > I asked a friend to check and on his Windows 2000 system the port
> > > reservation was 0x3f2-0x3f5 + 0x3f7, i.e. it just excludes ports
> > > 0x3f0-0x3f1, which are NOT used anywhere in the driver anyway.
> >
> > ports 0x3f0 and 0x3f1 are used on certain PS/2 systems
> > and on some very old AT clones
>The driver must only reserve those ports on machines which needed them and
>when it needs them (which it never actually does). The ports are used for
>other superio related things on newer machines

Indeed, I couldn't find any code making use of the 0x3f0 and 0x3f1 ports,
hence why I put forward my patch... If someone would like to prove me wrong
here, please do so. (-:

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