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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] PCI-X/PCI-Express read control interfaces
    Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Tue, 15 May 2007 13:50:27 +0200
    > "Peter Oruba" <> wrote:
    >> This patch set introduces a PCI-X / PCI-Express read byte count control
    >> interface. Instead of letting every driver to directly read/write to PCI
    >> config space for that, an interface is provided. The interface functions then
    >> can be used for quirks since some PCI bridges require that read byte count
    >> values are set by the BIOS and left unchanged by device drivers.
    > Some of the patches were wordwrapped, which I fixed.
    > The way we would merge a feature like this is
    > - get maintainers to review-and-ack the change
    > - merge the core patch into Greg's PCI tree and later into
    > mainline.
    > - Once the base infrastructure is in mainline, feed the per-driver
    > changes into the tree via the appropriate maintainers.
    > This takes, umm, months and consumes quite a bit of my time. I'm becoming
    > inclined just to slam stuff like this straight in as you've proposed, but
    > for now, let's play the game - I split the patches up appropriately. I
    > don't think there's any particular urgency behind this, is there?

    While Jeff just Acked the changes to e1000-specific for me, I think this is a
    good approach and would appreciate it. I'll be happy to pull the change and push
    it through in due time.


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