Subject: Re: trouble with pcmcia ethernets
To: Aymeric Vincent <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/12/2001 22:00:49
On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 07:44:38PM +0100, Aymeric Vincent wrote:
> Martin Husemann <> writes:
> > Maybe I don't get the point, but IMHO: when the card needs to be mapped at
> > a special address in order to work, this should be stated in the CIS entry.
> > If this is not in the CIS, the CIS is broken and the card should get a
> > quirk entry.
> It's not so simple: the problem seems to be related more to the PCMCIA
> *controller* than to the cards themselves. There are too many
> ``broken'' cards to consider the problem comes from them only.

I'd rather guess its too many PC hardware vendors that didn't un-learn their
ISA unwisdom when they made the PCMCIA version of their boards.