Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Kai Henningsen (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 05:34:00 EST (Dave Jones) wrote on 03.01.02 in <>:

> And if you don't know what hardware you've got in the box your
> configuring a kernel for, its questionable that you should be
> doing so in the first place.

IME, not knowing that exactly is the rule rather than the exception.
There's a reason we have autodetect code in all sorts of software,
including the Linux kernel.

Now, if we cannot reliably autodetect hardware, we should always make it
possible to override this manually, and maybe also inform the user that
we're not certain. But that's no excuse not to try to autodetect when the
user has *not* overridden us.

MfG Kai
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