[patch 1/5] Staging: VME Framework for the Linux Kernel
Emilio G. Cota
cota at braap.org
Tue Aug 11 15:36:33 UTC 2009
Martyn Welch wrote:
> Not the same question, but I'd agree - that would probably break the
> current model I have proposed. *However*, providing a resource
> management layer as you have proposed above the basic resource
> management my API provides would resolve that without added complexity
> in the bridge drivers themselves.
It wouldn't break it, the model simply couldn't give you more
than 8 windows-->8 devices.
I think it should be the bridge the one that manages its
own resources, not someone else.
I'm coding a layer that works this way, we'll see how it looks.
> Yes. If I understand you correctly, your saying that management of the
> devices in the VME address space is a system configuration issue.
It obviously is. We cannot impose the users where they should
plug their devices or which pins on the boards they should
tweak. They build their crates --> they tell the kernel about
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