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SubjectRe: VGA PCI IO port reservations (Alan Cox)  wrote on 18.11.00 in <>:

> > It is. There are plenty of devices for which an arbitrary IN is an
> > irrecoverable state transition.
> The ne2000 clones being the most infamous of them. Blind ISA read probing is
> not a safe business

Hell, I've had machines crashing in the BIOS pre-boot stuff because it was
doing INs where a NE2000 sat.

MfG Kai
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