Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Alan Cox (
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 21:01:33 +0000 (GMT)

> What exactly is the benefit of renaming request_region() and so on? As
> far as I can see, this is just going to break an awful lot of perfectly
> good code for no real purpose. Granted, the current names may not be
> precisely the best, but there's nothing very wrong with them and I think

I can see in the PnP world there are reasons for this to an extent. However
the existing API should be kept even as macros to use the new API to allocate
resources and mark them as fixed and immutable. I'll even grant thats
slightly false for a few boards but its close to the truth.

Mass changing the API isnt really acceptable.