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SubjectRe: driverfs support for motherboard devices

On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 01:31:25PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > I suspect PnPBIOS knows for the 486. There is PnPbios code in 2.4-ac
> > > perfectly ready for a 2.5 merger
> > PnPBIOS is nasty, and I suspect it is not present/working on all
> > models, right?
>
> For the most part it's fine, it just needs the floppy driver / ps2
> driver (and maybe some others) fixed up to not allocate regions
> that pnpbios already reserved. Other than these issues, it seems
> to be working well. It's certainly handled itself ok on all my
> test boxes (Even the weird compaq with the fscked up pnpbios --
> it claims to have pnpbios, yet when you call it, you get feature
> not supported return codes. cute.)

Hey, speaking of PnPBios, is there a spec somewhere?

Speaking of specs, does anyone know of some sort of list of specs of
things kernel related - platforms, hardware and firmware? sandpile.org is
good for most x86 things, though they are merely document names.

-pat

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