DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-05
Re: cvs commit: src/sys/dev/disk/fd fd.c fdc.h
Petr Janda wrote:
Matt Emmerton wrote:
You may be interested to know that my primary DFly development machine
is anIn that case, maybe leave ISA bus support in for legacy, but remove
support for rare/noone uses ISA based cards.
AMD Sempron-based system with a BIOS date of late 2004. This machine
hardly be considered "ancient", but yet it has ISA slots and numerous
devices that rely on the ISA bus architecture.
Be careful what you wish for -- removing ISA support will prevent a great
deal of hardware from running DFly, and I don't think anyone is
in taking that step.
Many devices that were once on a visible, external, socketed ISA bus card have
long since moved into ~bridge silicon, and most BIOS (and OS) expect some of the
key ones to be there - be they emulated, downsized, integrated - whatever, and
all at far higher speed than the 'real' ISA' bus ever could have reached.
It could be another ten years before that 'worldview' changes. If then.