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    SubjectRe: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?
    Dave Jones <>:
    > Indeed. Something I'm trying to convey to Eric, but I don't think
    > he realises just how many pooched BIOSen there are out there.
    > His conservative estimate of '150 entries in the blacklist'
    > is possibly off by an order of 10 times or more.

    Are there even 1500 distinct PC motherboard designs in *existence*? :-)

    Think, Dave. The DMI standard dates from 1998. For there to be 1500
    entries on the blacklist, someone would have to have been cranking out
    *500* PCI-capable, DMI-supporting motherboard designs a year each and
    every one of which lies about having ISA slots.

    This seems...implausible.
    <a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

    It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth
    part. -- Benjamin Franklin
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