Subject: Re: Sun3/E use
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Michael Thompson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/19/1999 10:58:36
In PCspeak the plug-and-play BIOS enumerates the PCI bus when it
pokes at known addresses to see if a board is installed and to
figure out what is installed there.

A UNIX kernel does the same thing when it boots by looking for
onboard I/O and VMEbus I/O at known addresses.

It is also called a discovery process.

At 09:50 AM 10/19/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>> Not enumerating the VME boards also sounds like a BGNT jumper
>>> configuration problem.
>> Well, it enumerates them OK but doesn't identify them or associate
>> them with a driver
>What do you mean by "enumerates"?  Nothing in my (admittedly limited)
>experience with the sun3 port sounds like that, and I can't see how one
>could do it on VME in any case - the address space is too large.
>Could you post the messages in question?
>					der Mouse
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Michael Thompson