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SubjectRe: APM realy sucks on 2.6.x
Hi!

> |>| PCMCIA... well, that's another obsolete technology. Too bad.
> |>
> |>PCMCIA is obsolete? Did I miss something, or was this a joke?
> |
> |
> | Obsoleted by cardbus, I believe. (cardbus cards look like PCMCIA
> | cards, but electrical protocol is different) Plus, as someone else
> | noted, stuff moves into mainboard. USB also replacs part of what
> | PCMCIA was for.
>
> hmm, I didn't know that there is a change from PCMCIA to cardbus.
> Thought still there are lot of pcmcia stuff around. wlan cards, eg my
> dial up card (CF card into a PCMCIA adapter). Well I wouldn't abandon
> PCMCIA so fast. At least the linux kernel is know for beeing able to use
> very old hardware in a very good way ...

Yes, pcmcia still survives in form of compactflash, mostly used by
low-powered handhelds etc. That's where ISA survives too.

I agree that supporting PCMCIA is usefull, and that linux should run
on old hardware; but you can see that PCMCIA and APM is in "old
hardware" category, along with ISA, Pentium I CPUs and serial ports.

Linux still tries to support 386 cpus, and its right. However its not
same level of support as modern hardware.
Pavel
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