Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/18/1998 17:23:42
On Oct 14, 8:37am, der Mouse wrote:
} >>> As I showed above, the only reasonable and reliable way to handle
} >>> cards is by the physical slot that it is in.
} But many busses don't permit detection of physical slot. Or are you
} proposing a redesign that makes the system unusable on such machines?
The above quote is mine. It's taken out of context. I was
talking about hardware design (specifically the IBM PC vs. the Apple
][), not what NetBSD should be doing.
} You'd desupport a lot of our present machines by such a move. (VME and
} Qbus/UNIbus come to mind immediately; based on my minimal understanding
} of it, I think ISA is in the same boat.)
}-- End of excerpt from der Mouse