RE: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution
Michael Lazarou (Michael.Lazarou@etl.ericsson.se)
Mon, 14 Jan 2002 12:17:58 +0100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric S. Raymond [mailto:email@example.com]
> Subject: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution
> I've been thinking about the hardware-discovery problem for
> ISA devices,
> and there may be an elegant solution. It will take a number
> of small changes
> to the kernel sources, however.
> The kernel's device drivers have, of course, to include probe
> routines, and those hard-compiled in typically log the presence of
> their hardware to /var/log/mesg when it loads. By scanning that
> file, we in effect get to use those probes.
Doesn't this mean that you would need a fully functional kernel
before you get to run the autoconfigurator?
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