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SubjectRe: [Regression] PCI resources allocation problem on HP nx6325


On Sun, 2 Aug 2009, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
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> It *might* break HP's ia64 machines. I have this feeling that the serial
> ports may be claimed in the resource tree before the PCI resources are
> claimed (and then they need to nest under a PCI bus).
>
> How about this variant which will insert_resource for _bus_ resources,
> but request_resource for _device_ resources?

Ugh. Please no. Hackery like this will just lead to unmaintainable crud in
the long run. Can you just fix ia64 instead? The firmware resources should
be added _after_ the PCI resource tree has been walked, not before.

Linus


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