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SubjectRe: Guest section DW: "Re: [PATCH] Fix floppy io portsreservation
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.


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