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From: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
To: Muli Ben-Yehuda <muli@il.ibm.com>
Cc: jdmason@kudzu.us, bzolnier@gmail.com, linux-ide@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-pci@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	discuss@x86-64.org
Subject: Re: pci_get_device_reverse(), why does Calgary need this?
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:14:59 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080213181459.GA8960@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080213174711.GB22274@rhun.haifa.ibm.com>

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 07:47:11PM +0200, Muli Ben-Yehuda wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 09:32:03AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> 
> > Is there some reason you aren't using the "real" PCI driver api here
> > and registering a pci driver for these devices?  That would take the
> > whole "loop over all pci devices" logic out of the code entirely.
> 
> I recall we had a reason, but I no longer recall what it was. Some
> reason the "real" PCI driver API didn't fit at the time. If someone
> were to whip up a working patch, I'd happily apply it.

"at the time"?  It's been in place since the 2.2 days :)

Is the problem that other drivers also want access to this PCI device
for some reason?

I'll whip up a patch for you to test with in a bit...

> > > Feel free to nuke it and walk the list forward.
> > 
> > So something like the patch below would be fine?
> 
> Yep, looks good. 
> 
> Acked-by: Muli Ben-Yehuda <muli@il.ibm.com>

thanks for reviewing this.

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-13 18:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-13  0:15 "ide=reverse" do we still " Greg KH
2008-02-13  0:16 ` pci_get_device_reverse(), why does Calgary " Greg KH
2008-02-13  2:17   ` Alan Cox
2008-02-13  4:45     ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 12:34       ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-02-13 17:28         ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 18:16           ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 22:20             ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-02-13 23:41               ` Greg KH
2008-02-14  0:02                 ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-02-14  4:58                   ` Greg KH
2008-02-14 13:09               ` Sergei Shtylyov
2008-02-14  7:44             ` [discuss] " Andreas Jaeger
2008-02-14 12:11               ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-02-15  7:17                 ` Greg KH
2008-02-20  0:39                 ` Greg KH
2008-02-13  9:32   ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2008-02-13 17:32     ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 17:47       ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2008-02-13 18:14         ` Greg KH [this message]
2008-02-15  7:17           ` Greg KH
2008-02-15  7:48             ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2008-02-15 15:20               ` Greg KH
2008-02-15 15:31                 ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-15 15:46                   ` yong xue
2008-02-15 18:28                   ` Greg KH
2008-02-17  7:53                     ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2008-02-13  1:41 ` "ide=reverse" do we still " Rene Herman
2008-02-13  4:44   ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 12:06     ` Rene Herman
2008-02-13 12:16       ` Michael Ellerman
2008-02-13 12:46         ` Rene Herman
2008-02-13 22:39           ` Michael Ellerman
2008-02-13 12:57       ` Rene Herman
2008-02-14 17:16     ` Bill Davidsen
2008-02-15 13:58       ` Matthew Wilcox
2008-02-13  2:43 ` Ken Moffat
2008-02-13  4:43   ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 15:32     ` Ken Moffat
2008-02-19 15:08       ` Ken Moffat
2008-02-13  7:54 ` [discuss] " Dirk GOUDERS
2008-02-13  8:26   ` Greg KH
2008-02-13  8:54     ` Dirk GOUDERS
2008-02-13 20:00     ` Dirk GOUDERS
2008-02-13 20:48       ` Greg KH

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