Re: Prototype board patch for 2.0 kernel--needs to be updated for the 2.4..26 version
From: Gregg C Levine (drwho8_at_att.net)
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 14:56:00 GMT
Gregg C Levine
Thank you!!! I knew once I realized what you were getting at earlier, that we'd both
realize the obvious. And yes that author's patch was a mess. But was written a long
time ago, before the device drivers were reorganized.
Gregg C Levine drwho8 atsign att dot net
In article <2hbj11Fb29p9U1@uni-berlin.de>, Jens.Toerring@physik.fu-berlin.de
>Gregg C Levine <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> A good point.... The site is
>> You then need to look for Prototype-1.0.tar.gz. That contains examples, a
>> kernel patch to enable the 2.0 kernel to read the prototype board. The
>> author has abandoned it, he's not even listed in any of the currently
>> searchable directories. That's what I was writing about.
>Oiiii, that's horrible stuff. I don't mean that it's difficult to
>understand what happens there but there's a buffer overrun in the
>initialization routine, the initialization routine expects a long
>argument (but which is never used) and gets called with void...
>This kind of stuff definitely does not belong into the kernel via
>a patch. I guess the auther didn't realize that the stuff can be put
>into a module, but it's rather simple to convert it into one.
>You can download it from
>In the Makefile you may have to change the settings for IOPORT_ADDRESS
>and IOPORT_MAJOR. If you need more instructions how to get it to run
>send me an email. And it's meant to work with 2.4 kernels and there
>are still quite a few things in there that I usually wouldn't do, e.g.
>access IO ports without checking that they aren't already in use by
>another modules etc. So better be careful, you can mess up a lot of
>But, basically, that module is superfluous, you can get the same
>effects from userland (at least if you have root privileges) when you
>use the functions iopl(2) to get access to the IO-ports and outb_p(2)
>and inb_p(2) to write to or read from the port.
> Regards, Jens
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