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SubjectRe: /proc/bus/pci
On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 08:05, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 00:23, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> > >
> > > I notice that /proc/bus/pci doesn't offer a sane
> > > interface for multiple PCI domains and choice of BAR.
> > > What do people think of this?
> > >
> > > bus/pci/00/00.0 -> ../hose0/bus0/dev0/fn0/config-space
> >
> > Why do we have that stupid "hose" name? Only because of strange alpha
> > naming, or did somebody else also use that incredibly silly name?
> >
> > Please talk about "domains", at least it makes some sense as a name.
>
> "hose" does sound pretty crazy, but...
>
> a. "domain" is way overused in OSes and programming
> b. "hose" is short
> c. with old names like "d4", "hose" is better for tab-completion
>
> I'm sure somebody could name a dozen things called "domain".
>
> > I'm also hoping that /proc/bus will eventually go away, so I don't see a
> > major problem with not understanding multiple domains at that level.
> >
> > On a /sys/bus/xxx level we actually should already be able to handle
> > multiple domains, but the naming is broken. However, in /sys we should be
> > able to nicely handling non-zero domains by just extending the name space
> > a bit.
>
> Does this mean you'd like to see per-BAR kobject stuff?
> If I'm not mistaken, that is required for sysfs to work.
>
> So sysfs then has:
>
> devices/pci2/02:0b.0 -> ../hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0
> devices/hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0/config-space
> devices/hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0/bar0
> devices/hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0/bar1
> devices/hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0/bar2
> devices/hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0/class
> devices/hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0/power
> devices/hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0/subsystem_vendor
> devices/hose0/bus2/dev11/fn0/and-so-on
>
> To make this clear, mmap() on bar0 would get you
> a mapping of that BAR.

Some of the IBMers use "phb" instead of "hose" or "domain".
It's Primary Host Bridge, which can only be confused
with Pointy-Haired Boss AFAIK.


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