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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] PCI legacy I/O port free driver (take 3)
    On Monday 27 February 2006 23:23, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Or do you have another way of avoiding unused resource allocation?
    > Fix the [firmware | device load order] to allocate I/O ports first to
    > the hardware that only supports IO port accesses.

    How should the firmware know what hardware needs io ports and what hardware
    doesn't? I don't think it will scale well to put long lists of PCI-IDs into
    their firmware.

    The driver is really the natural place to put such knowledge.


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