[LinuxBIOS] IT8718F support.

Richard Smith smithbone at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 18:57:48 CEST 2006

> Btw, is the code for the Super IOs supposed to initialize/enable _all_
> supported devices or merely COM1/COM2 and the rest gets enabled
> later on?

First it depends on the config file.  If the device is not enabled in
the config file then don't turn it on.  Com 1 being the exception..

Second depends if the kernel can turn it on or not.  In a lot of cases
if the kernel gets back an invalid read of the base address it assumes
the device is just not there or disabled for a reason.

Generally though for superIO stuff if the kernel can find it then it
can init it so just turning on the device so the base address shows up
should be enough.

Richard A. Smith

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