Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Kai Henningsen (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 10:39:00 EST (Dave Jones) wrote on 03.01.02 in <>:

> 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.

Well yes, that's why I asked for the override and the warning.

MfG Kai
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