Re: check_region in ide chipset drivers

From: Martin Mares (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 02:28:43 EST


> I'd like to know whether check_region() and request_region() will be
> permitted in ide chipset drivers in kernel 2.4 again as were in 2.2
> or is there any other way how to test and reserve some io ports?

The proper way in 2.4 is to call request_region() and check its return
code unless you're doing ISA autoprobing where check_region() becomes
handy (actually, it does request_region() and release_region()

                                Have a nice fortnight

Martin `MJ' Mares <> <>
"And God said: E = 1/2mv^2 - Ze^2/r ...and there *WAS* light!"

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