Subject: Re: access to external proms for PCI
To: matthew green <email@example.com>
From: Garrett D'Amore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/13/2005 21:20:37
matthew green wrote:
> I'm inclined to seperate this functionality, though. I think it should
> be possible to get the entire expansion rom, unparsed, so that callers
> can examine it for themselves. Then having a routine to parse the
> resultant image would be nice.
>FYI, there is a strong desire among many developers to unify the
>PCI and cardbus code. API's or designs that move us further away
>from this goal seem like a bad idea.
I agree. Maybe I wasn't clear.
I was talking about separating the parsing from the copying, not
separating PCI and Cardbus. (Though I don't think the current Cardbus
is model is optimal -- I'd instead choose to move the current model to
what I'm proposing.)
Garrett D'Amore http://www.tadpolecomputer.com/
Sr. Staff Engineer Extending the Power of 64-bit UNIX Computing
Tadpole Computer, Inc. Phone: (951) 325-2134