Subject: Re: FDDI: PC/BIOS and MTU
To: Hal Murray <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/02/1999 15:52:39
On Wed, Jun 02, 1999 at 02:21:23AM -0700, Hal Murray wrote:
> [...]
> Having the fixup code in half the drivers seems like the only wrong 
> way. 

Sure. So the question is: do we silently set the bit to '1' and see what's
happen, set it to '1' and print a warning, or leave it to 0 and refuse to
configure the chip ?

I'd say "set to 1 and print a warning" is the better solution.
Isn't there a standart PCI register telling if the board is DMA-capable ?
If so it should be easy to put this in a centralised place ...

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.