Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Maciej W. Rozycki (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 14:50:51 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> My logic would then be: if the box has PCI, and DMI shows no ISA slots,
> and the motherboard is not on the exception list, then suppress ISA
> questions.

devices of this kind are still often present in systems even if no ISA
slots exist. Actually CONFIG_BLK_DEV_FD is purely ISA and it uses ISA DMA
(so it requires kernel/dma.c, which is ISA-only).

 An example of such a system stands next to me now -- no ISA slots but all
of the above devices.

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