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SubjectRe: New topic (PowerPC Linux PCI HELL)
On Fri, 15 Sep 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > The PCI Specification states, in part, that either the BIOS or the
> > driver has to enable the device. So, many drivers find that the device
> > has not been enabled. This is normal and necessary because many/most
> > PCI hardware had better not be enabled until an ISR is in-place.
> The Linux 2.4 kernel API means that you must call
> pci_enable_device(dev)
> which also knows about architecture specific magic too
> Alan

Okay. So, in effect, PCI is no longer a bus that drivers have to
know about, but a logical device. This is good. The stuff I've
been working on (2.2.+) doesn't have this capability. It will be
good when we have a stable version (err non-broken) of 2.4 for
me to port my drivers to. I just conldn't keep up with the continual
changes and sorta gave up for the time being.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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