Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 07:20:01 EST

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

Quite honestly if you want a user built "update" kernel it should probably
work out the critical stuff (CPU, memory size limit, SMP) set a few things
to safe values, and build all the driver modules.

Why ask the user at all. The boot process already knows what modules to load
Instead you get

                This is an X86 platform
                You have an AMD K6 processor
                Your machine lacks SMP support
                You have 256Mb of memory

        I am building you a kernel for an AMD K6 series processor with
        up to 1Gb of memory and no SMP. If you add more than 1Gb of memory
        you will need to build a new kernel

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