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\Method to Enable Multiple Device Configuration Threads In a Multiprocessor Environment Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020987D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Dec-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Dec-16

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A means for device driver configuration code to incorporate; global resource configuration state information, defined access to that state, and a device instance count, in one variable. This allows multiple configuration threads to proceed at the same time, after the global resources have been allocated.