small note to GENERIC for isa dependency

Jon Noack noackjr at
Thu Apr 22 07:15:40 PDT 2004

David Syphers wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 April 2004 07:38 am, M. Warner Losh wrote:
>>In message: <20040421143336.GA31427 at>
>>: whats the sense of a removable option which will only result in a
>>: broken kernel build, if it is removed? why not hide it or
>>: make a note so no one tries to remove it?
>> it is an option no one has tried to remove until recently, and the 
>> amount of code that unwisely depends on it was unknown until such 
>> efforts were undertaken. It could be made to work, just that nobody 
>> has climbed the hill to make it work.
> I do think it'd be a good idea to add a note, though. I know I tried removing 
> it a while ago, since I know next to nothing about hardware and thought, 
> "hey, I don't have ISA." Something complained, so I put it back in and forgot 
> about it. A note would save people like me a little confusion. And I'm sure 
> there have been others like me for many years, not just "recently." I haven't 
> had ISA slots in a computer for at least 6 years.
> -David

The note was added a week ago (revision 1.400):


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