Subject: Re: Removing iTE IT87xxF code from the lm(4) driver (new it(4) driver)
To: Juan RP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 05/07/2006 16:43:40
On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 09:43:10PM +0200, Juan RP wrote:
> I've adapted the it(4) driver from OpenBSD to work on NetBSD/envsys.
> There is one improvement as well, for example this driver does not
> need to specify the port address on the kernel config anymore.
> The IT87xxF driver can be located at the 0x280, 0x290, 0xc00 and 0xd00
> port addresses, so I've added code to check in these addresses.
Generally, it's not a great idea to poke (or even peek) around on the
ISA bus looking for a device, because other things at those addresses
might object. In particular, 0x280 is a common address for ISA
Ethernet cards. Are you *sure* the probe is nondestructive?