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    SubjectRe: [Patch 1/1] x86 pci: Add option to not assign BAR's if not already assigned


    H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > On 05/28/2010 09:53 AM, Mike Travis wrote:
    >> Any further consideration for this patch, or has it been rejected?
    >
    > Well, it's really up to Jesse, but as far as I can see, this patch is a
    > net loss of functionality and doesn't actually add anything. Without
    > this patch, some resources that were not assigned by BIOS will be
    > unreachable. With this patch, *all* resources that were not assigned by
    > BIOS will be unreachable...
    >
    > -hpa
    >

    Apparently you're missing the point of the patch? The patch is needed
    because BIOS is purposely not assigning I/O BAR's to devices that won't
    use them, freeing up the resource for devices that do need them. Where
    is the "all" resources that are not reachable?

    Thanks,
    Mike


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