Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: David Weinehall (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 15:19:31 EST

On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 02:41:46PM -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:


> This is one reason I want /sys/dmi -- because if I *don't* see it, that
> means I should assume the machine is old enough to take ISA cards. This
> filter should make the blacklist relatively small -- we wouldn't have to
> track even PCI motherboards older than the DMI standard.

If you find an MCA-bus, you can suppress most (but not all) ISA-cards
too (some of the cards support MCA without having any extra MCA-related
code in the drivers, such as the eexpress-driver, but I can help with
such a list if necessary.)

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