TI yenta-alikes

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Aug 7 16:00:23 BST 2003

On Iau, 2003-08-07 at 14:16, Russell King wrote:
> You can do what you're suggesting as long as you take account of the
> device itself.  However, once you've decided the device isn't setup,
> how can the kernel determine exactly what the _correct_ setup of the
> device is?  You can't say "well, its a PCI1031 device, therefore I'll
> select ISA interrupt mode" because you don't know if it has been
> wired up that way.

Subvendor id I guess - and some kind of heuristic for uninitialized plugin
cards (my guess is "PCI" if it was hotplugged). 

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