Subject: Re: PCI enumeration (was: ne2000 PCMCIA not working as PCMCIA either.)
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 10/18/1999 10:54:52
In message <>,
Jason Thorpe writes:

>On Sun, 17 Oct 1999 21:34:21 -0400 
> Rafal Boni <> wrote:

>Ok, so I'm basically convinced that the code that configures ("enumerates")
>the PCI bus needs to be machine-dependent.


>i386 needs to use the PCI BIOS.

Yes, if that DTRT. I dont knwo if it always does.  If an x86 laptop
BIOS gives a PCI device an IRQ on whcih the device cant interrupt
(because its hardwired to another IRQ) is that something the PCI
driver can/should work around?

Same again for CardBus and PCMCIA, too.

>...I'm really failing to see how this can be done in a sufficiently
>machine-independent manner.

amen to that.