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Does PCMCIA require ISA?

I've been messing around with my kernel, and compiled without ISA support,
since I'm on a PCI machine.  On rebooting, PCMCIA gave a ResourceIRQ
conflict.  When I recompiled the kernel with ISA support, PCMCIA
recognised my card as always.

It turns out my "discovery" is mentioned in the HOWTO, which says:

"In some cases, kernel misconfiguration can also produce an apparent
interrupt shortage. On later 2.4 and 2.5 kernels, if CONFIG_ISA is not
enabled, then the PCMCIA drivers will assume no ISA bus interrupts are

Seems to me that the "misconfiguration" is in the PCMCIA drivers'
"assumption" that no interrupts are available, but so long as it's working


Patrick Wiseman                               pwiseman@mindspring.com
Linux user #17943                             *Google First, Ask Later*

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