Subject: Re: ISA direct config of ACPI devices
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/22/2007 20:13:35
On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 05:53:53PM +0100, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> said:
> > Any suggestions? "dev/isa/acpidevs" seemed a bit out of place... 
> Well, "acpi-isadevs" perhaps...
> After sleeping over this, I'd say it would be better to do it
> differently. While attaching acpi devices at isa solves the
> immediate problem with reserved unit numbers, it is a step
> into the wrong direction. In the long term, we should be able
> to run a system without an ISA bus configured at all. That's
> why I'd say we should keep these devices attaching at acpi,
> but somehow work around the reserved unit numbers.

I second that idea. Going back to isa is not the correct way.
They may be isa devices now, but that will change in the near
future, or allready changed.

> The problem is of course how to do this without making a mess
> of the autoconf system.
> I can imagine 3 approaches:

Hmm, I know not much about our autoconf system, but c) sounds
like it is the best of the three choices.