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SubjectRe: [PATCH] floppy: request only the ports we actually use
On Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:55:33 -0700
Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

And earlier, surely?

I tagged it

Cc: <stable@kernel.org> [2.6.25.x, 2.6.26.x, 2.6.27.x, 2.6.28.x]

(I'm not sure if 2.6.25.x is still being maintained by Greg & Chris,
but other parties are maintaining 2.6.25-based kernels, and such
tagging might help them).



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