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SubjectRe: [linux-kernel] Re: [PATCH] x86: provide a DMI based port 0x80 I/O delay override.
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On Tuesday 08 January 2008 19:51:41 Bodo Eggert wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Ondrej Zary wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 January 2008 18:24:02 David P. Reed wrote:
> > > Windows these days does delays with timing loops or the scheduler. It
> > > doesn't use a "port". Also, Windows XP only supports machines that
> > > tend not to have timing problems that use delays. Instead, if a device
> > > takes a while to respond, it has a "busy bit" in some port or memory
> > > slot that can be tested.
> >
> > Windows XP can run on a machine with ISA slot(s) and has built-in drivers
> > for some plug&play ISA cards - e.g. the famous 3Com EtherLink III. I
> > think that there's a driver for NE2000-compatible cards too and it
> > probably works.
>
> The NE2K-driver went missing in W2K. BTDT.

Haven't tried personally but it seems to work accroding to this
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/wxpne2k.html - and it can
be made to work even with non-PnP cards.

--
Ondrej Zary


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