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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kernel/resource.c: fix muxed resource handling in __request_region()
> we have some good alternatives in the form of bus and platform
> drivers that
> can manage the appropriate serialization and keep things from
> stomping
> on one another.

It's not used much, especially nowdays. The use case is basically multi
I/O chips on the ISA/LPC bus with magic shared config register ports.

We have sufficiently few of those we could give muxed the boot and
special case them if preferred.


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