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SubjectRe: [bug 2.5.69] xirc2ps_cs, irq 3: nobody cared, shutdown hangs
On Sun, 2003-05-11 at 22:40, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Sul, 2003-05-11 at 23:08, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > PCMCIA has varying pin length for the CD pins and hence gives you a few
> > milliseconds of warning before the card is _actually_ disconnected.
> Which is less than the worst case IRQ response time (or indeed on some
> PCs the worst case CPU hold off time for the PCI bus)

On some hardware.

> > After that period of time has elapsed and the card is actually gone, you
> > _really_ don't want to be bitbanging its ports.
> >
> > > Its quite safe to do so.
> >
> > Not on all platforms.
> On all that matters it is safe, the others are unfixable anyway

Said 'others' will tend to give you better worst-case IRQ latency than a
PeeCee with broken PCI host bridge and IDE controllers :)

And even if that weren't the case, you appear to be asserting that
because a problem may still be triggerable in a worst-case scenario with
certain hardware configurations, we shouldn't attempt to fix it at all.
With that I disagree.


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