Subject: Re: tested the 1.5.1_BETA snapshot on a laptop.. with problems
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 04/16/2001 14:07:50
Thanks for reporting this.
Could you please do so with somre more details in the form of a PR?

| A friend of mine has one of those wierd laptops that requires the
| PCIC_ISA_ALLOC stuff in the kernel config in order to have the
| pcmcia stuff work.  When upgrading his machine from 1.5 to

What's the laptop, how old is it, and what are the conflicts?

| The kern-laptop kernel, while probing all the pcmcia stuff correctly, and not
| having any quirks in that department, would loop forever trying to downgrade
| the pciide from DMA to PIO mode 4.

This doesn't sound normal at all (or consistent with a pcic address
conflict). Can you provide more data, such as traces or

| I can config a kernel to get around this.. but thought someone should be made
| aware of it.

yes. A PR would be best, though.