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SubjectRe: C99 Initialisers
On Thursday 14 August 2003 06:05, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>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.

And don't forget the MFC-III, which as 2 more seriels and a parallel
port, a quite popular card for the big box's. But I can't, at this
late date, certify the seriels were 16550 compliant.

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