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Re: [opensuse-factory] Are we supposed to be moving this fast?
  • From: Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 08:52:48 -0800
  • Message-id: <20070306165248.GA5937@xxxxxxx>
On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 03:13:54PM +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
> jdd wrote:
>
> > Per Jessen wrote:
> >
> >>> There are quite a few high end industrial machines still using very
> >>> expensive isa cards.
> >>
> >> Thanks Carlos. My point exactly.
> >
> > is this is so important, and given previous linux seems to work (I did
> > not read the hole thread), can't you affort to edit yourself the code?
>
> Absolutely, but in this case, the bulk of ISA/PNP support seems to have
> been left behind. I don't understand all the details, but the HAL
> layer is also involved.

All that is "involved" is the fact that HAL is not doing anything with
ISA so you have to add the line to your modprobe file on your own.
That's a perfictly acceptable work-around.

But, if you feel this is a problem still, please contact the HAL
developers and offer help with adding ISA support to it. It's not that
impossible to do.

And, this isn't a kernel issue, which is nice to see from my end.

So, are we going too fast? Well, people with new hardware don't think
so, as there is a constant pressure from them to support their new kit.
But for older things, like ISA, the developers upstream simply do not
even have access to it. I suggest offering them code or hardware to
help change this.

thanks,

greg k-h
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