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SubjectRe: Linux-2.6.13 : __check_region is deprecated
El Tue, 30 Aug 2005 01:14:17 +0200,
Stephane Wirtel <stephane.wirtel@belgacom.net> escribió:

> Is there a function to replace this deprecated function ?

request_region

> Why is it deprecated ?

From http://lists.osdl.org/pipermail/kernel-janitors/2004-January/000346.html:
"The reason that check_region() is deprecated is that it is racy.
It could report that a region is available and then another driver
could immediately reserve that region, since check_region() doesn't
have any reservation capability."


/me wonders why check_region has not been killed, it has been
deprecated for years; killing it would force developers to fix it
and would help to identify unmaintained drivers...
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