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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] pci: Block config access during BIST (resend)
    On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:35:05AM -0600, Brian King wrote:
    > >If we've done a write to config space while the adapter was blocked,
    > >shouldn't we replay those accesses at this point?
    >
    > I did not think that was necessary.

    We have to do *something*. We can't just throw away writes.

    I see a few options:

    - Log all pending writes to config space and replay the log when the
    device is unblocked.
    - Fail writes to config space while the device is blocked.
    - Write to the saved config space and then blat the saved config space
    back to the device upon unblocking.

    Any other ideas?

    BTW, you know things like XFree86 go completely around the kernel's PCI
    accessors and poke at config space directly?

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