Subject: Re: README: Changes to PCI, ISA
To: Matthias Drochner <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/28/1996 13:09:36
> This way, a particular PCI device driver could call a function
> provided by the PCI bus driver which tells information not
> available before all PCI devs are found.

You still have the situation where it may be possible to see other
devices (which might need the information) before you see the
chip (hba) that provides it.

(quite honestly, i'm not so keen on the way intel did their PCI host
bus bridge interfaces, but wonderful design is what i've come to
expect from them by now... 8-)