Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 15:09:54 EST

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

> X86 and ((not PCI) or (not DMI) or DMI_ISA or BLACKLISTED => ISA_CARDS

You'd also need (not MCA) (not VLBUS) (not Other arcane non-ISA buses)

> A key point is that as ISA phases out (near future now), the blacklist
> will stop growing. Ballpark guess is it will top out below 150 entries.

I showed you 4 examples of bad DMI tables found within 5 minutes of
testing here. I'm one person. There's a lot of hardware out there,
with a lot of broken BIOSes. (Yes, you have different bugs per BIOS,
with sometimes a dozen or so revisions just for 1 board).

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs

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