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SubjectRe: Guest section DW: "Re: [PATCH] Fix floppy io portsreservation
At 18:31 08/02/02, Gunther Mayer wrote:
>Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
>
> > Even if yours are affected you are unlikely to be wanting to enable PNPBIOS
> > support in the kernel for them. And as long as you don't do that everything
> > will continue to work as before my patch. The work around for this would be
> > for the PNPBIOS driver in the kernel not to reserve ports 0x3f0 and 0x3f1
> > on systems without a PNPBIOS. Thus on all recent systems PNPBIOS would take
> > over 0x3f0 and 0x3f1
>
>This is a misunderstanding.
>
>Compiling PNPBIOS into the kernel does _not_ mean 0x3f0 will be reserved.
>
>So the legacy floppy ports are not a PNPBIOS issue on any machine.

Excellent, in this case were my patch will always work and we are debating
a non-issue and can stop here (unless I have broken any of the other
architectures but I don't think I have). (-:

Anton


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