cvs commit: src/sys/i386/isa isa_compat.c isa_device.h

Peter Wemm peter at
Fri Sep 5 10:22:40 PDT 2003

Nate Lawson wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> > In case anyboy is interested, here are the current ISA_COMAT drivers:
> >
> > ./i386/isa/gpib.c:#ifndef COMPAT_OLDISA
> This driver is useful for people running a scope from an old machine.  It
> really should be rewritten though and I don't have this card.

No, it should be taken out the back, tarred feathered, shot, hung, drawn
and quartered, burned at the stake and then nuked from orbit just to make
sure. :-]

I mean no disrespect for the hardware, but the driver makes the hair on the
back of my neck stand on end...

> > ./i386/isa/if_le.c:#ifndef COMPAT_OLDISA
> We need this for VMware, right?  I thought it was Lance.

There is also if_lnc which has been newbusified.  I wasn't planning on
removing the actual drivers that use the shims, just the infrastructure.  If
nobody is bothered enough to update the drivers by the time of 6.0-R, then
they can probably be removed.  The code lives on practically unchanged in
RELENG_4 and will still be in RELENG_5, so it'll be available for porting
at a moment's notice.

> -Nate

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