Subject: Re: Fixed: Trouble booting NetBSD on NEC VERSA 6030 laptop...
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/23/1996 23:35:06
>Uhh... why would PnP help?  As I understand it, PCMCIA has an entirely
>independent resource allocation scheme.

Uh, yeah, but unless I've missing the picture (again), the PCMCIA fuzz
is about how to manage and allocate resources at the PCMCIA bus;
and the dratted PCMCIA deviecs have different, non-PCMCIA,
device/driver-specific ways to tell the _card_ what IRQ and IOports
the _device_ should be using.

A concrete example is Ted's problem. suppose that the PCMCIA probe has
done its thing, and it finds a PCMCIA elink3 card.  Does the elink3
driver need to tell a 3c589 which ioports, IRQ, drq, and ioports it
should be using, or is that all taken care of at the PCMCIA (aka "card
services") level, without any intervention by, or calls thorough, the
elink3 driver?

Going by Ted's acccount, however things are _supposed_ to work,
they're not working currently, at least on Ted's machine.