Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 22:39:23 EST

On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> > Go down the DMI path, and get it right _sometimes_, or take a zero.
> > Getting it right sometimes is likely to do more harm than good.
> Not in this case. If the DMI read fails, the worst-case result is the
> user sees some ISA extra questions.

Erm, worse case would surely be "I have ISA cards, and all the options
to use them are missing". Sure you could have a button to switch them
all back on, but hey! this implies Aunt Tillie knows she has ISA cards
which gets everything right back to square one.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs

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