Re: [PATCH] 2.6.10 Altix : ioc4 serial driver support

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 18:20:03 EST

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 04:24:26PM -0600, Pat Gefre wrote:
> I have a serial driver for Altix I'd like to submit.
> The code is at:
> Signed-off-by: Patrick Gefre <pfg@xxxxxxx>

I took a very short look and what spring to mind first is that the
device probing/remoal is rather bogus. The ->probe/->remove callbacks
of a PCI driver can be called at any time, and any initialization /
teardown actions must happen from those. A logical consequence of that
is that a proper PCI driver should have no global state.

I'd also like to second Matthews commens, please move the driver to
drivers/serial and use proper readX/writeX accessors. Please run the
driver through sparse to find the iomem derferences and possibly other
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