Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Andrew E. Mileski (
Sun, 1 Dec 1996 19:37:26 -0500 (EST)

> Hi everyone,
> is there any plan to include the PNP patch into the linux kernel 2.0.x?
> I am relunctant to do it everytime I upgrade my kernel.
> lawrence,

Depends on which patch you are talking about. The one my group is
working on (se URL in my sig)?

If yes, then the answer is: IMHO it isn't ready yet.

I expect to have the bulk of it (resource management) put into a v2.1.*
kernel, when it has been debugged and tested enough. This will change
a lot of code in the existing kernel (some common calls have been renamed),
so it will likely have to be in its own kernel patch. Kernel developers
will have to sync their working code to the new patched kernel.

The remaining PnP specific code is currently only window dressing,
and not functional enough IMO to be included yet. It can easily be
added at a later date, once the resource management stuff is in place.

Currently I'm about the only one working on the patch, as all the
volunteers who contacted me (over a dozen), seem to have vanished.
Work contiunes, albeit slowly.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team