Re: "hde: timeout waiting for DMA": message gone, same behaviour

Vojtech Pavlik (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 00:44:31 +0200

On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 12:37:32PM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

> > The PnP stuff is for ISA PnP cards. If you don't have those, it's
> > irrelevant. When "PnP OS Installed" is set to "No", the BIOS does the
> > ISAPnP initialization. If it is set to "Yes", it skips that step. Linux
> > prefers to have the ISAPnP cards pre-initialized, though it can do it
> > all by itself.
> "PnP OS Installed" applies to PCI as well as ISA PnP. The rule is
> something like all possible boot devices must be initialized but that
> is all.

Well, I know of no BIOS that would, with PnP OS Installed set to Yes not
configure all PCI cards in the system.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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