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SubjectRe: PCI code: why need outb (0x01, 0xCFB); ?
On  8 Jan 03 at 22:22, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
>
> > > > 1. which device is at port address 0xCFB?
> > >
> > > Hopefully none.
> >
> > Actually I'm not sure. This code is here since at least 2.0.28,
> > and during googling I even found code for direct PCI access
> > (http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~heha/viewzip.cgi/hs_freeware/gerald.zip/DIRECTNT.CPP?auto=CPP)
> > which sets lowest bit at 0xCFB to 1 before doing PCI config
> > accesses and reset it back to original value afterward.
> >
> > So I believe that there were some chipsets (probably in 486&PCI times)
> > which did conf1/conf2 accesses depending on value of this bit.
> > Unfortunately I was not able to confirm this - almost nobody provides
> > northbridge datasheets from '94 era, even Intel does not provide them
> > (f.e. Neptune) anymore :-(
>
> Fortunately that's not true. Grab the relevant docs from:
> 'ftp://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/430nx/'. The semantics of
> 0xcf8, 0xcf9, 0xcfa and 0xcfb I/O ports when used as byte quantities is
> explained there. Note that 0xcf8 and 0xcfa are the way to get at the PCI
> config space using conf2 accesses.

Thanks, page 34 of 290479.pdf is exactly what I was looking for
(i.e. write 1 to 0xCFB to get PCI conf1, write 0 to get PCI conf2).
Next time I'll complain immediately instead of spending time with
browsing Intel website and google.
Thanks,
Petr Vandrovec
vandrove@vc.cvut.cz
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