[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] <ding> "Bring out your dead" <ding>...
arnd at arndb.de
Wed Jun 27 14:52:16 UTC 2012
On Tuesday 26 June 2012, James Bottomley wrote:
> > Those are actually more likely to still in the hands of someone who
> > cares about them than the x86 PCs are. Removing EISA support might
> > imply killing a few platforms altogether.
> Well, but why? EISA support seems to be nicely separated and the bus is
> discoverable so it's not like you have to poke at random locations to do
> discovery (unlike ISA); what actual problems is it causing? I know I
> build it for PARISC even if I can't use it, so it certainly compiles.
Agreed, I think removing EISA support by itself helps much, other than
that it gets us closer to removing ISA card support eventually.
FWIW, this is a complete list of all device drivers supporting EISA:
Most of these also do ISA or PCI, or they used to do MCA.
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