[alsa-devel] a7839e96 (PNP: increase max resources) breaks my ALSA intel8x0 sound card

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Fri Feb 1 01:50:13 CET 2008

On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Robert Hancock wrote:
> I think so. There was one objection that it introduced a dependency on pnpacpi
> loading after PCI bus enumeration, though.
> Linus also suggested that pnpacpi could be marking the resources as "present
> but unused" so that drivers can request those regions but we still prevent
> dynamically assigning resources into them.

I _think_ that's what ACPI used to do before switching over to the PnPACPI 
thing, so I do think that "present but not reserved" approach is not just 
the right one, but also the (historically) tested one.


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