Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 09:42:09 EST

On 3 Jan 2002, Kai Henningsen wrote:

> 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.

Autodetecting non-pnp ISA hardware safely is something of a black art.
Numerous drivers just hang if you load them and the card isn't present,
or there's another card which answers on the same port/address.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs

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