Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 04:03:01 EST

David Woodhouse <>:
> > Think useability. On Macintoshes, you configure a kernel by moving
> > the equivalents of modules in and out of a system folder. Users tune
> > their kernels by moving files around -- no muttering of elaborate
> > incantations required. *That's* the direction we should be moving in;
> > there is no good technical reason for the process to be anywhere near
> > as arcane as it is now.
> We have it better than that already. The distro vendor provides all the
> modules and they're automatically loaded on demand - you don't even need to
> move them into the system folder.

So you're saying the users should be completely lost any time they want
to use an upated kernel?

		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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