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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] vgacon: use request_region(), not request_resource(), to set BUSY
On Tuesday, May 04, 2010 01:09:46 pm Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, 4 May 2010, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > Drivers normally use request_region() to mark the region busy so it won't
> > be used by anybody else. Previously, we used request_resource(), which
> > doesn't mark the VGA regions busy.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <>
> Hmm. I don't object, but unless there is some crazy regression, there's no
> way I will take something like this outside the merge window. Who knows
> what odd frame buffer driver is out there that just depended on the fact
> that it could also register that VGA area?
> Probably no such thing exists, but it's why I want these kinds of things
> during the merge window. And obviously preferably through something like
> the PCI merge tree, but that's a different issue.

Yep, I was intending for after .34. I couldn't figure out where
to send it, but I'll be happy to send it to Jesse.


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