Subject: Re: No IDE-DMA after sup today ("no driver support")...
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: John F. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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...