Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 04:09:24 EST

David Woodhouse <>:
> Eric, what are you doing to do if you _do_ detect that there are ISA slots
> present? If there are ISA (not isapnp) cards present, you'll _have_ to
> start asking 'difficult' questions. So why bother to detect the ISA slots
> automatically? Just hide the ISA_SLOTS option in idiotmode.

You have my intentions backwards. What I'd like to be able to do is
suppress ISA_SLOTS when there are detectably *no* ISA cards. Unfortunately
I have had it demonstrated that the DMI tables can give false negatives
(false positives would not have been a showstopper).

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

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