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aem@nic.ott.hookup.net (Andrew E. Mileski) writes:

>PnP = Plug-and-Play
>Unfortunately this has come to mean Microsoft/Windows95/x86 :-(
>It doesn't though! It means plug it in and forget it.

>ALL devices can be PnP to some extent. I already have a skeleton
>for the support of: PnP BIOS, PnP ISA, ISA, EISA, PCI, PCMCIA, MCA,
>and legacy (non-PnP) systemboard devices. Yes, I'm still catering
>to x86 devices, as they are the only ones that are really mucked up
>to the point of absurdity.

Please remember, that there is already a working PnP Implemetation
since 1987: The Amiga Autoconfig(TM) system. Maybe you can integrate
this (it is in the Amiga Kernel Source Tree) in a compatible way into
your PnP stuff (which I would love to see!).

Ciao
Henning


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buildings is that it melts when hit by lightning instead of destroying the
devices connected to it. -- Alan Cox


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