Re: [PARPORT] Re: IMM driver weirdness.

Philip Blundell (
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 19:48:22 +0100

>If I remeber well a lurker device doesn' t make sense anymore. All
>pardevice are put in the round robin waitlist without differences.

That's right. I think maybe we should delete the last remnants of the
explicit support for lurkers now as it's just confusing.

>>> So,if the kernel stability actually demands on this,
>>> I'd regard this as a fundamental design flaw.
>If you use _one_ device per parellel port you won' t use at all the
>parport scheduling facilities. If you use more than one pardevice on the
>same parallel port you are agreeing with us.

I think the problem is that if you try to load PPA or something it wants to
grab the port so that it can look for devices, even if one isn't in fact
attached. This will make insmod hang forever if the port is permanently in


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