Subject: Re: No IDE-DMA after sup today ("no driver support")...
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/1998 16:09:40
"Charles M. Hannum" writes:
> > > 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
> ...
> >
> > 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.
> It should be a flag (as in `pciide* at ... flags 1').

Pardon, but why is a flag better than a kernel option in this case?
Having it be a flag seems somewhat counterintuitive to me so I'm
interested in your reasoning.