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SubjectPCI interrupts

Dear kernel list,

I am writing a dev driver for a pci device and I am having some
difficultly getting the interrupts line.

As far as I understood the BIOS / kernel would sort out a unique
interrupt line for me which I could then get by registering with
the system.

In my development system the PCI card I am developing the
driver for reports (from the PCI config region) that it is using
interrupt 5. I can't register this interrupt as it is already
in use by the USB controller.


(a) should my card have a unique number- if so what should I
do?

(b) if it shouldn't have a unique number do I have to share the
interrupt (with the usb controller) or can I change it to
another address (by writing to the config space?)?
If I have to share it how do I do this- (my card will generate a
lot of interrupt traffic)?.

I have free interrupts and would prefer not to share the
interrrupt for this device.

Any help / suggestions gratefully received-

apologies if this is in the wrong place--


Thanks matt


snippet from lspci -v
.....
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB (rev 02)
(prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5
......
01:05.0 DMA controller: PLX Technology, Inc. PCI <-> IOBus
Bridge (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [8237])
Subsystem: PLX Technology, Inc. PCI <-> IOBus Bridge
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 5
......
Ignore the PLX PCI id- the card developers didn't get their own
number.....


cat /proc/interrupts

CPU0
0: 2099604 XT-PIC timer
1: 3541 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
3: 11 XT-PIC serial
4: 1537 XT-PIC serial
5: 0 XT-PIC usb-uhci
8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
11: 196886 XT-PIC eth0, i810@PCI:0:1:0
14: 13005 XT-PIC ide0
15: 0 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
ERR: 0

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