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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: use PCI interfaces to request IO and MEM r

To: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: use PCI interfaces to request IO and MEM resources on platform device.
From: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:33:55 +0000
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On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 14:27 +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 11.01.11 at 15:18, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> >> I'm mainly asking because if it really addresses some problem,
> >> >> then unmodified_drivers/linux-2.6/platform-pci/platform-pci.c
> >> >> in -unstable should probably get updated too.
> >> > 
> >> > Assuming the pci_* interfaces exist back as far as we care about for
> >> > those drivers then I don't see why not to apply it.
> >> 
> >> I checked back to .5, where they exist; the question is - how far
> >> back do we care?
> > 
> > You mean 2.6.5? That's old enough to be the cut off IMHO.
> > 
> > I'm not sure how much actual use these drivers get these days though.
> We're building ours from that code.


> Are you going to submit this for -unstable then too, or are you
> expecting me to do so?

Since you can build/test it for the cases you care about I think it
would be better if you did?


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