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SubjectRe: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution
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> You haven't taken into consideration that not many distributions have
> drivers in kernel, and in particular ISA device drivers. Namely because
> ISA probes are ugly and require frobbing of memory in the vague hopes of

Red Hat for one basically avoids ISA probing in favour of user guidance. We
also use a standard kernel build and the more I think about this the more
I think Erik's tool is trying to be too clever and should simply build
a complete kernel set for the right cpu with the root fs and root fs block
device built into it
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