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SubjectRe: Resetting a PCI device
Not generally.
Systems that support hot-plug PCI also have the ability to reset individual
PCI slots (ISTR that it's a requirement). Sadly, this facility is not
generally available on "normal" systems.

Tim

On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 10:52:20AM +0100, dave.fraser@baesystems.com wrote:
> Is there any way of issuing a PCI reset (safely) without rebooting? I am
> developing a peripheral device (using a pci card with an FPGA and a plx9080
> pci interface), and find that its local bus is prone to hanging up. It
> would be nice if I could just reset the entire device via the PCI reset,
> without having to go through the hassle of a reboot. Is this wishful
> thinking?
>
> - Dave
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