Re: [PATCH] Stop ARM boards crashing when CUPS is loaded -2.6.35-rc5

From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Jul 26 2010 - 18:26:49 EST

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 12:12:07PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> On 16/07/10 10:32, Lee Jones wrote:
> >> The best solution is probably for the parport code to go through a
> >> modernisation cycle like the serial code did, essentially using
> >> platform devices to pass the base addresses. This would make the
> >> driver more portable, and eliminates this problem entirely (because
> >> platforms which don't have parports won't register the platform device(s)
> >> necessary for parport to even probe illegal addresses.)
> I have lobbied for one of our partners to conduct this work, but I don't
> think this would be something that is in their interest to fix.
> Nevertheless, I am currently waiting on a reply from them.
> FAO GregKH,
> Do you think this would be something that may interest you and your Linux
> drivers project? Or perhaps a student who wants to get their feet wet and
> play with some platform driver code.

Yes, sure, that would be good. Post it on the driverdevel mailing list
and see who responds.


greg k-h
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