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SubjectRe: DOS2linux
Alan Cox wrote:
> Oh god, thats the deep magic EISA weirdness department

*gnarf* ;-) Not good for a beginner like me I assume? :-(

> Well actually its one of those things that needs writing cleanly but
> currently appears in its own form in some EISA drivers

Hmm... with 'writing cleanly' you mean that there should become things
available like eisa_register_device() etc...?

> EISA slots are I/O mapped at 0x1000, 0x2000, 0x3000, 0x4000 -> 0x8000
> The ID port is at base+0xc80
> Configuration data follows at base+0xc84, 0xc88 ...

Yep, that was also what I figured out.

> I would assume the 320 byte buffer is providing this same data block, and
> maybe more but I don't know the details.

That is also what I think, but the problem is that I don't know at
which offset to look for that data...
If you look at the code:

static int getslotinfo( void )
static char buff[320], *s=&buff[0]; int valid;

int86x(0x15, &inregs, &outregs, &sregs);
if(!valid) {[itconf]; DiSC_Id.dma=buff[dmachd]; }

Would it help if i told you that itconf and dmachd are defined as (see )

#define itconf 0xb2
#define dmachd 0xc0

So if my EISA board is at 0x1000, i should be able to read these
values from 0x1000+0xb2 and 0x1000+0xc0 ??? And if 'yes', any idea
about how to read them? (byte, word, long...? My guess would be as a
byte, but I'm not sure...)

> I thought EISA boards had gone away

Unfortunately... the device I am trying to write a driver for is
especially designed for our university. Not many of those boards
exist in the world I guess :-(
(I hope that last sentence didn't take away your interest in my
project ;-)


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