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SubjectRe: C99 Initialisers
On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 03:44:44PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >>enums are easy putting direct references would be annoying, but I also
> >>argue it's potentially broken and wrong to store and export that
> >>information publicly anyway. The use of enums instead of pointers is
> >>practically required because there is a many-to-one relationship of ids
> >>to board information structs.
> >
> > The hard part is that it's actually many-to-many. The same card can have
> > multiple drivers. one driver can support many cards.
>
> pci_device_tables are (and must be) at per-driver granularity. Sure the
> same card can have multiple drivers, but that doesn't really matter in
> this context, simply because I/we cannot break that per-driver
> granularity. Any solution must maintain per-driver granularity.

Aren't there any `hidden multi-function in single-function' PCI devices out
there? E.g. cards with a serial and a parallel port?

At least for the Zorro bus, these exist. E.g. the Ariadne card contains both
Ethernet and 2 parallel ports, so the Ariadne Ethernet driver and the (still to
be written) Ariadne parallel port driver are both drivers for the same Zorro
device.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

P.S. Yes, according to the IBM slides at LKS, m68k is dead ;-)
--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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