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SubjectRE: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric S. Raymond []
> Subject: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution
> I've been thinking about the hardware-discovery problem for
> ISA devices,
> and there may be an elegant solution. It will take a number
> of small changes
> to the kernel sources, however.
> The kernel's device drivers have, of course, to include probe
> routines, and those hard-compiled in typically log the presence of
> their hardware to /var/log/mesg when it loads. By scanning that
> file, we in effect get to use those probes.

Doesn't this mean that you would need a fully functional kernel
before you get to run the autoconfigurator?

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