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SubjectRe: Going beyond 256 PCI buses
On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, David S. Miller wrote:
> Albert D. Cahalan writes:
> > >> /proc/bus/PCI/0/0/3/0/config config space
> > >
> > > Which breaks xfree86 instantly. This fix is unacceptable.
> >
> > Nope. Keep /proc/bus/pci until Linux 3.14 if you like.
> > The above is /proc/bus/PCI. That's "PCI", not "pci".
> > We still have /proc/pci after all.
> Oh I see.
> Well, xfree86 and other programs aren't going to look there, so
> something had to be done about the existing /proc/bus/pci/* hierarchy.
> To be honest, xfree86 needs the controller information not for the
> sake of device probing, it needs it to detect resource conflicts.

Well, those resource conflicts shouldn't be there in the first place. They
should be handled by the OS.



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