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SubjectSymbios and BIOS (was: Re: [PATCH] Blacklist binary-only modules lying about their license)
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> e.g. The symbios(*1)-SCSI-driver only shows devices enabled in its BIOS.
> This information is stored in a little NVRAM-chip(*2) and the driver
> uses this data, including bus-speed settings and the like.
> At least i (had/have*3) trouble with this "feature"!

So why does my '875 card works fine in my PPC box? No BIOS ever wrote to its
NVRAM.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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