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SubjectRe: [PATCH] floppy: request only the ports we actually use
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On Thursday 05 February 2009 10:48:59 am Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> The floppy driver requests an I/O port it doesn't need, and
> sometimes this causes a conflict with a motherboard device
> reported by PNPBIOS.
>
> This patch makes the floppy driver request only the ports it
> actually uses.
> ...
> Philippe reported that this conflict broke the floppy driver between
> 2.6.11 and 2.6.22. ...

While this is old and BIOS-specific, it is a regression, so we might
consider it for 2.6.29.

Bjorn


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