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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: provide a DMI based port 0x80 I/O delay override.
On Mon, 7 Jan 2008, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Bodo Eggert wrote:

> > But overclocking is not the problem for udelay, it would err to the safe
> > side. The problem would be a BUS having < 8 MHz, and since the days of
> > 80286, they are hard to find. IMO having an option to set the bus speed
> > for those systems should be enough.
> >
> There might have been a few 386/20's clocking the ISA bus at ­­÷3
> (6.67 MHz) rather than ÷2 (10 MHz) or ÷2.5 (8 MHz).

Yes, and the remaining users should set the kernel option. Both of them.
The question is: How will they be told about the new kernel option?
A man inserted an advertisement in the classified: Wife Wanted."
The next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the
same thing: "You can have mine."
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