Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 19:58:36 EST

On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Mike Castle wrote:

> I never got the impression that DMI was going to be the exclusive way of
> obtaining information, but rather, as a supplement.

In this case though, it's not just bad, it's exceptionally bad.

Taking the 5 boxes I currently have powered up as test cases..

Old quad ppro
- Wierd compaq thing, no DMI tables. So won't do a thing here.

Athlon (one of the original ones), no ISA slots
- Correct DMI tables.

Vaio laptop
- Reports what is probably its PCMCIA slot as an ISA slot

Cyrix III box, no ISA slots
- Reports 4 slots present

K6 box, with ISA slots
- Reports none.

1 in 5 gets it right. Are the odds really worth the hassle
just to keep Aunt Tillie happy ?

| Dave Jones.
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