Re: Request: increase in PCI bus limit

From: Timur Tabi (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 19:36:51 EST

** Reply to message from Christopher Neufeld <> on Tue, 30
Jan 2001 16:08:32 -0800

> Would it be possible to bump it up to 128, or even
> 256, in later 2.4.* kernel releases? That would allow this customer to
> work with an unpatched kernel, at the cost of an additional 3.5 kB of
> variables in the kernel.

I don't think that's going to happen. If we did this for your obscure system,
then we'd have to do it for every obscure system, and before you know it, the
kernel is 200KB larger.

Besides, why is your client afraid of patched kernels? It sounds like a very
odd request from someone with a email address. I would think that
you'd WANT to provide patched kernels so that the customer can keep paying you
(until they learn how to use a text editor, at which point they can patch the
kernel themselves!!!)

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