Tim Waugh (twaugh@matra.co.uk)
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 14:24:52 +0100

> I guess so. If a driver really does claim the port and "never" release it

> again (meaning not unless you unload it or down the device) then there
> to be some way for it to tell parport about this so that it can return a
> "permanent failure" code from parport_claim.

I don't think parport_claim needs to be modified - just

- fail if there is already a device registered for exclusive access to this
- if trying to register for exclusive access, fail if any other devices.


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