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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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