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    SubjectRe: Going beyond 256 PCI buses
    Jonathan Lundell wrote:
    > At 10:14 AM -0400 2001-06-14, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > >According to the PCI spec it is -impossible- to have more than 256 buses
    > >on a single "hose", so you simply have to implement multiple hoses, just
    > >like Alpha (and Sparc64?) already do. That's how the hardware is forced
    > >to implement it...
    > That's right, of course. A small problem is that dev->slot_name
    > becomes ambiguous, since it doesn't have any hose identification. Nor
    > does it have any room for the hose id; it's fixed at 8 chars, and
    > fully used (bb:dd.f\0).

    Ouch. Good point. Well, extending that field's size shouldn't break
    anything except binary modules (which IMHO means, it doesn't break


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