Subject: Re: No IDE-DMA after sup today ("no driver support")...
To: Guenther Grau <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/1998 20:27:43
On Oct 21, Guenther Grau wrote
> Hi Manuel,


> I agree with you! However, wouldn't it be possible to to have a
> config option to enable DMA anyways? This would be turned off
> by default. If the user is running NetBSD and wants to try the benefits
> of DMA, he might just try to turn this option on and see what
> happens on his computer. The implications of this option should 
> be clearly marked. Doing this wouldn't impose any limits on the
> users, but I don't know if this is possible with the code you
> wrote.

This is really easy, should be a 3 lines thing (including the ifdef/endif ...
well, 4 if it's defopt'ed :). I'll add it tonigth or tomorow morning.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.