Re: [patch] 2.4.2-pre3: parport_pc init_module bug

From: Philipp Rumpf (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 16:12:22 EST

On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, Grant Grundler wrote:
> Philipp Rumpf wrote:
> > Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > > Looks ok, but I wonder if we should include this list in the docs.
> > > These is stuff defined by the PCI spec, and this list could potentially
> > > get longer... (opinions either way wanted...)
> Having people look things up in the spec isn't very user friendly.

Having the constants in some well-known header file should be sufficient,
shouldn't it ?

> > I'm not sure whether the
> > plan is to have drivers handle MSIs or do it in the generic PCI code.
> > Grant ?
> Generic PCI code can d very little by itself with MSI since not all
> platforms provide support for it - even within the same arch.

It depends on the platform and maybe the exact PCI slot used, but I don't
think it depends on the driver (unless MSI support is broken in which case
you would want to fix it up in the driver). At least I can't find
anything in the PCI 2.2 spec that would suggest we need to consult the
driver before enabling MSIs with one message only.

> It's also possible for the driver to just ignore MSI and not use it.
> ie use regular PCI IRQ lines for interrupts.

.. at least until someone comes out with a PCI board that supports MSI
interrupts only.

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