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SubjectRe: 2.4.0-test11-pre7: isapnp hang
Followup to:  <>
By author: Alan Cox <>
In newsgroup:
> > Try reserving ports 0x300-0x31f on the kernel command line
> > ("reserve=0x300,0x20").
> >
> > I'm surprised isapnp uses a port in such a commonly used range,
> > though.
> It seems to be a combination of two bugs. The one I posted a patch for and
> something odd that is taking port 0x279 before the pnp probe is run, which
> suggests a link order issue. Although in truth _nobody_ should be claing
> that anyway

It seems to me that it would be better to initialize all the (non-PnP)
ISA cards first, and have them claim their preferred ranges. Now you
can pick the PnP isolate port out of what is left, and also have a
much better idea of what is available.

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