Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 22:35:23 EST

Brian Gerst <>:
> > Not in this case. If the DMI read fails, the worst-case result is the
> > user sees some ISA extra questions.
> No, the worst case is if the DMI read says no ISA slots when there
> really are some, and the user misses a driver that he needs.

Nobody has told me this is a real failure case yet. To cause a problem,
the situation would have to be that DMI read fails to detect a card in
use in an ISA slot. It's OK if it reports no slots when all slots are

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