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From: Rene Herman <rene.herman@gmail.com>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>,
	Stephane Eranian <eranian@hpl.hp.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: bug in kernel 2.6.21-rc1-git1: conventional floppy drive cannot be mounted without hanging up the whole system
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 21:55:24 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45E3493C.1040706@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702261006440.12485@woody.linux-foundation.org>

On 02/26/2007 07:13 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> The floppy is still pretty much the only user of native motherboard
> (aka i8237) DMA'ing for most people. Some old ISA sound-cards may do
> it, of course.

Other than these two, ECP parallel ports are the other remaining users.
Now, even though on a machine that still has a parallel port it might 
usually indeed be set to ECP in its BIOS; having anything attached to 
the port also use it as such seems quite seldom.

Rene.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-26 20:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-26 18:06 Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-26 18:13 ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 20:55   ` Rene Herman [this message]
2007-02-26 21:14     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-28  2:42       ` Bill Davidsen
2007-02-28 13:04         ` Alan
2007-02-28 12:20           ` Rene Herman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2007-02-25 18:29 Uwe Bugla
2007-02-25 21:04 ` Alexey Dobriyan
2007-02-26  3:55 ` Mike Galbraith
2007-02-24 17:54 Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 18:07 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-24 18:29   ` Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 19:23   ` Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 19:49     ` Ray Lee
2007-02-26 10:38 ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 15:12   ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 15:51     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 16:28       ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 16:34       ` Benjamin LaHaise
2007-02-26 17:10         ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 17:45           ` Stephane Eranian
2007-02-26 17:28       ` Stephane Eranian
2007-02-26 17:37         ` Linus Torvalds

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