Subject: Re: Uh-oh: 3c5x9 with install/generic doubleprobes!
To: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 01/20/2000 17:33:58
On Thu, Jan 20, 2000 at 04:27:38PM -0500, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> >With -current install or GENERIC kernels (i386, but I assume this problem
> >exists on other ports that support ISA) they double-probe, once with the
> >ISA attachment and once with the ISAPnP attachment. The card gets
> >initialized twice and neither the resulting ep0 nor ep1 actually work.
> I saw this on a 1.4.1 install I did recently as well. The thing that
> puzzled me is that I thought isapnp required some support in the
> computer, and this old 33 MHz 386 certainly didn't have it; yet it
> probed isapnp0 just fine.
Nope. Our isapnp code does it all in software. The "pnpbios" attachments
use the machine's PnP BIOS, if it has one -- otherwise they don't work.
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
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