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SubjectRe: 1.99.14 & duplicate NE2000
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> 
> Anno Domini 8 Jun 96 at 20:56, Herbert Rosmanith wrote:
> > happens with 1.99.14:
> >
> > kernel = monolithic, nearly every software compiled in. however, from a
> > previous compile, there are still /lib/modules/1.99.14/* left over
> >
> > at booting, a NE2000 (the only network-card in the system!) is reported as:
> >
> > > ne.c:v1.10 9/23/94 Donald Becker (becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov)
> > > NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x340: 00 00 e8 c6 d1 1f
> > > eth0: NE2000 found at 0x340, using IRQ 15.
> >
> [..snip...>
>
> Look's like you are trusting on 'linux plug-and-play', autoprobing
> and hopefull automagical configuration of hardware.
>

not really.

> It does not work, not on Win95, not on Linux, not on PC hardware..
> Stupid hardware can not read your thoughts, unfortunately..
>
> If you want _exact_ results, jumper your hardware properly and
> then give this particular info on each and every load and
> configuration command you use.
> DO NOT TRUST on any automagigal autoprobings..

autoprobe ?

the question is, that ne.o should not get 0x340-0x35f because that io-ports
have already been registerd previously. register_region (or whaterver this
is called now, request_region?) should fail.

my article was meant as a bug report.



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