Subject: Re: sound blaster, etc.
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 07/09/1998 14:42:23
Jason Thorpe writes:
>On 09 Jul 1998 15:47:42 -0400
> "Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Are there any objections to my changing the defaults in GENERIC from
> > irq 7 to irq 5 for the sound blaster?
>That would be fine... esp considering IRQ 7 is usually used by the
Heh. I just asked Perry exactly this. From Perry's reply I inferred
it may be a bad idea, but I dont understand why.
I recall asking exactly this about 2 1/2 years ago, when Stanford CS
got a massive shipment of motherboards with SB clones configured to
irq5, and parallel ports on irq7. (even back then it was clear that
was the emerging standard.) As best I recall, Charles had some
objections then, but I never understood what they were.
Perhaps someone should ask Charles what they were. Even so, could the
problems really be any worse than the conflict with currently-shipping
hardware we have now?