Andrea Arcangeli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 26 Sep 1998 21:05:41 +0200 (CEST)
On Sat, 26 Sep 1998, Philip Blundell wrote:
>It's perfectly allowable for the preempt function to always fail (though it
>ought to be OK to simply provide no preempt function in this case -- the only
>reason the drivers in question had one is because lurkers were supposed to
>always be preemptable back when that flag had a meaning).
Woops now I understand why there was such ~null preempt function ;-).
>The only restriction is that if your driver isn't preemptable you have to be
>sure that it will release the port of its own accord within a finite
>timeframe. For example, the QuickCam driver isn't preemptable but it only
As ppa does.
>claims the port while a frame is actually being captured. You only need the
>EXCL flag for devices where this isn't the case.
I catched this case right reading the qcam code infact.
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