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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI fixes for 2.6.9
On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 09:10:45AM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 03:42:15PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > ChangeSet 1.1997.37.29, 2004/10/06 12:50:32-07:00,
> >
> > [PATCH] PCI: warn of missing pci_disable_device()
> >
> > As mentioned in Documentaion/pci.txt, pci device driver should call
> > pci_disable_device() when it decides to stop using the device. But
> > there are some drivers that don't use pci_disable_device() so far.
> No. This is wrong. There are some classes of devices, notably
> PCMCIA Cardbus drivers where buggy BIOS means this should _NOT_
> be done.

But what happens if you reload that driver and try to enable the device?
Does that "just work" somehow on this kind of hardware?

> There are BIOSen out there which refuse to suspend/resume if the
> Cardbus bridge is disabled.
> It's not that the driver is buggy. It's that the driver has far
> more information than the PCI layer could ever have.

Ugh, I hate broken hardware. I'll revert this in my next round of pci
changes (sometime next week.)


greg k-h
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