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Re: arch/mips/pci* stuff

To: "Gleb O. Raiko" <raiko@niisi.msk.ru>
Subject: Re: arch/mips/pci* stuff
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 15:33:35 +0200
Cc: "linux-mips@oss.sgi.com" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <3B862487.EF22D143@niisi.msk.ru>; from raiko@niisi.msk.ru on Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 01:55:19PM +0400
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On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 01:55:19PM +0400, Gleb O. Raiko wrote:

> Could somebody, please, explain me what arch/mips/pci* stuff is for? My
> understanding is drivers/pci code shall setup everything except proper
> placing in PCI MEM/IO spaces and irqs. The code in arch/mips/pci*
> contains much more.
> 
> Anyway, drivers/pci code provides enough fixup interface, doesn't it ?
> 
> BTW, if the code in arch/mips/pci* is really required how about
> fine-grained placing, like in sparc64?

Drivers/pci/ does no full initialization of PCI busses which is necessary
on some systems where the firmware doesn't.  The code in the kernel tree
isn't yet complete; I still have two patches left to merge.

  Ralf

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