DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: GENERIC - Raising the bar
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 04:44:20AM +0800, Bill Hacker wrote:
that's the timer code and that's the ISA-only support. I know that
both work at least on a i486 I acquired just for testing.
Went through over ten gallons of technical grade isopropanol coolant,
Have a 386 20 MHz double-sigma somewhere - only kept 'coz the faithful
little beast ran for six months, (not 24 x7!) at 40 MHz w/o a heat-sink...
(stuff is wickedly hygroscopic..)
Since ISA is needed for a current system anyway, there's no pressing
reason to generally make this system not work by default.
ACK. Embedded in silicon, more's the pity...
different thing is removing unmaintained drivers for ancient hardware,
e.g. the pre-newpcm sound drivers. Since noone said something in favour
for them, they will be removed soon.
Could perhaps do the same for whole generations of ISA-bus only SCSI, etc.
The bus may live on in the ~bridge, but rare to find an external socket
or a need
for the older gear this year or in the future, even counting PCMCIA/cardbus.
- and - separate topic - but I would guess full 80% of the ports tree
missed. If only we knew *which* 80% w/o a war .....
But that, at least, is a 'labor of love' for those maintainers fond of a
Not so much a load on project core.
Seems to be 'on track'.