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CardBus on DBAu1500

To: Pete Popov <>
Subject: CardBus on DBAu1500
From: Jeff Baitis <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 19:48:20 -0800
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Hey Pete and others!

I'm finally working on CardBus support on the DBAu1500. Just got acquainted
with PCI today. :)

I decided that the first step is to plug in a PCI->PCI bridge, and try to see
if it would work, which it did not. After winding around inside of the kernel,
I finally arrived in arch/mips/au1000/db1x00/pci_ops.c:

Inside of config_access(unsigned char access_type, struct pci_dev *dev,
unsigned char where, u32 * data), on line 97, a little surprise:

    if (bus != 0) {
        *data = 0xffffffff;
        return -1;

At this point, I concluded that I cannot traverse a PCI-PCI or CardBus bridge,
since any devices behind the bridge will require Type 1 Configuration Cycles,
and it seems that only Type 0 is currently supported.

I assume that I should add code to handle the case where I need to generate
Type 1 Configuration Cycles inside of config_access. Pete, since you authored
this code, I thought I'd quickly run this by you to make sure that I'm on

Thanks for your suggestions!


On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 02:05:43PM -0800, Pete Popov wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-02-25 at 13:54, Jeff Baitis wrote:
> > Yes, the DBAu1500 board does not have CardBus support. We want to support
> > 802.11A/G, so at the moment I have a 3.3V PCI card with a Texas Instruments
> > 1510 CardBus bridge. A lot of modern wireless cards are CardBus-only, so 
> > that's
> > why we have decided to incorporate the TI bridge into our boards.
> Ah, yes, that's true.  Just FYI, I had to debug a cardbus problem months
> ago on a different architecture, so I did it on the Pb1500 instead. It
> was a pci-cardbus adapter and I did get it to work,eventually, with a
> cardbus wireless card. Unfortunately I didn't have time to clean it up
> and submit it anywhere, internally or externally, and the bits died at
> some point. 
> So what you're trying to do is not hopeless but it will require some
> debugging :)
> Pete
> > If someone out there has some notes or tips concerning getting PCMCIA 
> > working
> > under this architecture, I would greatly appreciate the information.
> > 
> > Take care, and thanks again!
> > 
> > -Jeff
> > 
> > 

         Jeffrey Baitis - Associate Software Engineer

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