Re: 2.4.0 pdev_enable_device() call in setup-bus.c

From: Ivan Kokshaysky (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 16:12:02 EST

On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 11:50:52AM -0800, Grant Grundler wrote:
> Can you explain why pci_assign_unassigned_resources()
> calls pdev_enable_device() for every PCI device instead
> of having each PCI *driver* call pci_enable_device()
> as part of driver initialization?

Mainly because there are driverless devices like display adapters,
PCI bridges, or PCI devices with legacy drivers (IDE, for example).

OTOH, pdev_enable_device() most likely will be removed, but
it's 2.5 material.

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