Do we need this junk?

Nathan Vidican nathan at
Thu Apr 5 18:33:42 UTC 2007

Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 03:34:39PM +0200, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>> "Nikolas Britton" <nikolas.britton at> writes:
>>> Can anything in the list below be removed from CURRENT?
>> No.  Modern i386 and amd64 still have an ISA bus, and devices
>> connected to that bus, even if they don't have ISA slots.
> And even if that was not the case there are still lots of
> not-quite-as-modern i386 systems that are perfectly suitable for
> running FreeBSD 7.x that *do* have ISA-slots.  (ISA-slots were still
> often included on motherboards as late as the Pentium III/AMD Athlon era.)

Lest we forget passive backplane/SBC/industrial computer setups which 
use an ISA bus.

Nathan Vidican
nvidican at
Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.

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