Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Maciej W. Rozycki (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 14:36:06 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:

> And of course, there will be a huge amount of false positives, because
> all the new chipsets have an ISA bridge built into the southbridge chip
> and it is there even when no ISA slots are present.

 A false positive is less painful than a false negative. Then if a system
has a PCI-ISA bridge, it's surely for purpose there (otherwise what is the
justification for the additional cost of unused silicon?). Maybe for an
on-board ISA serial or parallel port or an ISA floppy controller...

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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