Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Andrew E. Mileski (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 20:13:48 -0500 (EST)

> > All of the following kernel calls will be marked as deprecated,
> > their usage will cause a warning to be logged, and they will
> > invoke the above hardware resource management API to do their work,
> > but will otherwise be 100% compatible (binary and source):
> >
> > request_region() release_region() check_region()
> > request_dma() free_dma()
> Im not sure about logging the warning.
> > All occurances of the above calls in the kernel will be replaced by
> > equivalent calls to the proposed NEW hardware resource management API.
> Thats ideal. Everything carries on working, and people can fix it over
> time. Like memcpy_tofs/froms slowly vanished

KERN_DEBUG messages will _only_ be issued by "out-dated" modules
and such. They are non-lethal, easy to ignore, and help promote
support of the new API.

I think it can be reduced to messages only on request_region() and
request_dma() calls, as the others are kinda redundant.

You (and everyone else) approve yet?

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