Subject: Re: No IDE-DMA after sup today ("no driver support")...
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: John F. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/1998 22:23:51
> >Um, how about "so you can enable it for one device and not another"? :-)
> good reason. but it ocnflicts with 
> >How about "flags are patchable"?  :-)
> Not very patchable in practice. You have to find the right ioconf
> entry, which is nontrivial unless you have the config file or you can
> reverse-enigneer the parent array.  Ugh.

That sounds like a job for a little tool that encapsulates the
reverse-engineering skill.  Hmm.  Something to do if I ever rediscover
what "free time" is...

> And if the multiple devices
> are wildcarded and on the same parent, you're still scrooed.

If, oh, SOMEONE were to write the tool mentioned above, perhaps config
could be trained to leave a dozen or so extra bytes in the ioconf array...