Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Andrew E. Mileski (
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 23:01:35 -0500 (EST)

> > Should we modify the IRQ-probing code to work around this?
> Well, on startup no. The problem comes with modules...

Reminder - you only need to probe once _ever_ and even probing
can be eliminated. Once a working configuration has been
established, with or without user intervention, it can be
used again.

A user space configuration manager could read stored values
from the kernel image, or from a file on the root device.
This of would't work iwell for booting from a net connection,
but it is still a possibility.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team