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Re: More linker magic..

To: Martin Mares <>
Subject: Re: More linker magic..
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 14:23:03 +0200
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>, Andi Kleen <>, David Hinds <>, Pete Zaitcev <>,,,,
In-reply-to: <>; from Martin Mares on Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 10:53:54AM +0200
References: <> <> <>
On Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 10:53:54AM +0200, Martin Mares wrote:

> > Broken non-updated drivers simply won't compile, but the fixes tend to be
> > rather straightforward. The less straightforward part is if some driver
> > tries to change the start offsets etc, which implies that he really has to
> > unregister the resource and re-register somewhere else. I don't know if
> > anybody actually does that, although I do know that there are drivers that
> > play some silly games with their resource list.
>    The only case somebody modifies the addresses I know of is fixup for
> broken S3 cards reporting incorrect region sizes. I'll modify the generic
> PCI fixup code to do it automatically.

SGI IOC3 is another case.  This card only decodes the first 32 bytes of
the configuration space, so the a few bogus mappings will be detected by
the PCI code.  Any generic facility for this or what is your proposed
way of handling such cards?


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