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SubjectRe: "obsolete" hardware


On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, yuri mironoff wrote:
>
> I submitted it a few days ago. It fixes a problem with old '386SXes and
> their interrupt controllers. It ACKs the cascade with a SPECIFIC
> EOL so other pending interrupt(s) still stay pending and are not lost.
>

Think you could work that into a command line option? Or would that be a
'Bad Idea' without using selfmodifing code or something so hackish?

If you can then I would think it should be included into the kernel right
away at least with it defaulting to off.. If is solves the problems you
think it does then we should identify what it breaks (If I recall OLD
linux kernels used specfic. EOIs so there must be someplace they dont
work) If it's only a certian stupid chip then we can detect it and work
around it... And as long as its a commandline option then it can be set
accordingly..



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