[Linux-parport] [PATCHv3 2/2] Add force_epp module option for parport_pc.

Matwey V. Kornilov matwey at sai.msu.ru
Thu Jul 10 10:32:59 PDT 2014

2014-07-10 21:09 GMT+04:00 Greg KH <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:56:15AM +0400, Matwey V. Kornilov wrote:
>> On Wed, 9 Jul 2014, Greg KH wrote:
>> >On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 11:01:51AM +0400, Matwey V. Kornilov wrote:
>> >>>From cf37d0cc4d51da5c0b368e1f5ab05082c041d1e1 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>> >>From: "Matwey V. Kornilov" <matwey.kornilov at gmail.com>
>> >>Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:08:45 +0400
>> >>Subject: [PATCHv3 2/2] Add force_epp module option for parport_pc.
>> >>
>> >>The detection of Intel EPP bug is known to produce much false positives.
>> >>The new option is introduced to force enable EPP in spite of the test result.
>> Hi,
>> First of all, maybe I missed something fundamental, or did something wrong,
>> but I can't understand how is it going to break working systems?
> I thought you disabled the quirk test and now rely on the module option
> instead.  That would require a machine that was happily relying on the
> quirk test to now be forced to add a module option, right?

No, this would not...

> Or did I read the patch incorrectly?

Maybe I've implemented something incorrectly? I think I suggested
exactly inverse thing: the check is disabled only when the option is
touched by user:

!force_epp && intel_bug_present(pb) <=> intel_bug_present(pb) (given
that force_epp is false)

> Why not implement Alan's suggestion?

Why not, if you are fine with it. Are you sure that PPro was turning point?

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