Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 15:44:13 EST

Vojtech Pavlik <>:
> I think I understand you. The problem is that many ISA chips (sound,
> others) that are normally used on ISA cards, and thus handled by drivers
> most likely labeled by the ISA_CARDS flag, can be, and were often
> integrated onto mainboards, even if those didn't have any ISA slots.
> Think (possibly older generation, like P-MMX based) notebooks ... there
> you can have
> X86 ... true
> PCI ... true
> DMI ... true
> DMI_ISA ... false
> BLACKLISTED ... possibly true, if you blacklist most notebooks
> and yet have many ISA drivers needed for proper operation of the
> machine.

That would sure pump up the blacklist, all right.

I think at this point the right thing for me to do is gather data on the
scope of the problem. I have some ideas about that.

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