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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] add hook for PCI resource deallocation
    Greg KH wrote:
    > On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 09:54:14PM +0900, Kenji Kaneshige wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> This patch adds a hook 'pcibios_disable_device()' into
    >> pci_disable_device() to call architecture specific PCI resource
    >> deallocation code. It's a opposite part of pcibios_enable_device().
    >> We need this hook to deallocate architecture specific PCI resource
    >> such as IRQ resource, etc.. This patch is just for adding the hook,
    >> so pcibios_disable_device() is defined as a null function on all
    >> architecture so far.
    > I'd prefer to wait until there was an actual user of this hook before
    > adding it to the kernel. Otherwise someone (likely me) will notice this
    > hook in a few days and go, "hey, no one is using this, let's clean it
    > up" :)
    > So, how about we wait until you have a patch that needs this before I
    > apply it?


    Today, we have a PCI IRQ resource deallocation patch (please see the
    links below). Ia64 portion of IRQ resource deallocation patch is
    waiting this hook to be applied, because it depends on this hook.

    So please apply this hook.

    PCI IRQ resource deallocation patches:

    Kenji Kaneshige

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