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Re: PCMCIA and other help

On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 10:53:55AM -0500, Charles Voelger wrote:
> Is there a status on PCMCIA? specifically Network cards? if there is
> nothing is there some work I can help on?

The status is, that PCMCIA support for gnumach is probably hopeless and
senseless.  PCMCIA support should be in OSKit, so that we can profit from it
directly in OSKit-Mach.

As far as I understood, it is possible to have direct support at boot time
can be done in a harmless way, which would avoid the hassle of the card
manager interface.  This would be a good start (we would have no support
for changing cards at run time, but for the common case of a single network
card this is not a big problem).

The good thing about this amount of PCMCIA support: You don't need to know
anything about the Hurd.  Just get OSKit and start the hacking.  I am
personally very interested in it, and I am willing to help as much as I can.
But as I don't know either of OSKit and PCMCIA, I can not offer advice about
what needs to be done.


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