Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 00:42:57 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
> Dave Jones wrote:
> >
> > o Aunt Tilley.
> > Vendors already ship an array of kernels which should make it
> > unnecessary for her to have to build a kernel.
> >
> There is a clear advantage to kernel developers in making things as
> easy as possible for Aunt Tilley to use our latest output.
> If the difficulty of installing the latest kernel prevents her from
> doing that, she loses. And so do we, because we don't get to know
> if we've fixed her problem.
> If Eric can get the entire download-config-build-install process
> down to a single mouse click, he'll have done us all a great service.

OTOH if dumbing down the kernel config costs kernel developers
productivity and increases the noise-to-signal ratio on lkml, it's a


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