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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] vgacon: use request_region(), not request_resource(), to set BUSY
On 05/04/2010 12:16 PM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> 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.

I would vote for Jesse's tree. If Jesse doesn't want it I'll take it.


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