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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] support for ISAPnP code with ne2000 network driver
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    > > route - an issue that is being discussed re PCI probing now. i.e. we should
    > > have isapnp.c contain some sort of function for probing a list of device
    > > IDs rather than going down the same path again and start adding code
    > > duplication to a bunch of drivers.
    >
    > Yes, I think so. Sort of a generic device probe library for different
    > busses.

    Yes I know about this. Moving it is on the tag list as is moving pci-scan
    out of drivers/net

    > of different busses and probe code in the future this would change
    > probably, but at the moment it seems PCI/CardBus and ISAPnP for some
    > legacy support)

    Boot time ISAPnP init isnt too big. Fixing the drivers is also fairly
    easy because we can do this

    static struct blah...{ };

    isapnp_scan(&blah)

    and if isapnp_scan ifdefs to nothing when ISAPNP is disabled then
    the struct shouldnt be compiled into the code. If it is then someone
    needs to take a large stick to gcc..

    > well, I did it for me to get rid of the userspace isapnp tools :)
    > So (1) is surely very high-priority especially as support for ISAPnP
    > in other drivers will pop up, if someone needs it.
    > (2) is not an issue, I think (apart from (3), #ifdef'ing the probe table)
    > - one should add a simple HOWTO to (1) how to do it right.

    And you can now nfsroot off an isapnp card 8)


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