Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Alan Cox (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 23:04:23 +0000 (GMT)

> - Devices fully decode the bus.
> - request_region() and free_region() always succeed.
> - I/O regions can be described by a short.
> - request_dma() and free_dma() control 16 physical interrupts.
> - No hardware resource changes are allowed during an interrupt.

A major one for me that you gain doing it right is
- Boards can now get told 'I really would like you to switch IRQ'
as some can do that if asked nicely.