Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 19:00:23 EST

On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Mike Castle wrote:

> It's not just a simple od -c type of output that a post-processor could
> decode turn back into binary and decode. The routine would still have to
> locate the DMI table, and decode at least the appropriate length of the
> table, present that to the output, and then dump the output in hex format
> or something. Why risk getting that wrong and screwing up kernel internals
> when it can already be done in userspace?

And as I've already pointed out twice it isn't a bullet proof solution to
use DMI anyway in this circumstance.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs

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