cvs commit: src/sys/dev/sound/pci emu10k1.c
peter at wemm.org
Tue Jun 15 21:00:39 GMT 2004
On Tuesday 15 June 2004 09:01 am, Gordon Tetlow wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 07:18:23PM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> > >Possibly. Still doesn't mean we shouldn't add the PCI ID to help
> > > people farther along in determining if it really works or not.
> > > If we get reliable failure reports in 5-CURRENT (which has a much
> > > updated driver from 5.2.1) we can print out an error message in
> > > the probe.
> > Well, this is kinda like finding a new Adaptec ID and adding it to
> > the ahc driver just because it's there, regardless of whether the
> > driver can talk to the chip.
> I would also argue that storage subsystems and sound cards are two
> very different class of devices. We can afford to be a little
> overzealous with sound hardware. If it doesn't work, it's not the end
> of the world. If a storage subsystem that is probed doesn't work (or
> worse, silently fails in subtle ways), that's much worse.
Yes, and also the mode of failure is significant. If the probe/attach
fails with messy errors, that is far preferable to the machine hanging
in the driver. Do we know what happens as a result of the id's that
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