HEADS UP: Dropping ISA & EISA support
sdrhodus at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 15:33:43 PST 2009
I'm curious how the vga driver will be affected.
I have a few old systems still in production that run console only that
use ISA video cards.
Do you have a patch set to test the ISA removal ?
Sascha Wildner wrote:
Just to clarify:
After 2.2 has been branched (end of January), we'll start dropping
support for _all_ ISA and EISA cards, not just the NICs.
We can't drop ISA support completely of course because of things like
PS/2 (atkbdc(4), ...), vga(4) and so on but support for everything
involving a physical ISA card being plugged into a physical ISA slot
is planned to be nuked.
A list of ISA drivers is on the isa(4) manual page, but I guess you
know if there are ISA slots in your box and whether you use them.
Please speak up if you think that this is not a good idea. :)
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