Fw: PCI and hrdware configuration

From: Sam Roberts (sam@cogent.ca)
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 14:16:26 EST

Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com> wrote in message
> "Autran, Yves" wrote:
> >
> > I wonder if there is a system call that could give the actual PCI bus
> > configuration. I mean the physical slot the board is plugged into, the
> > specifics, ....

I've worked with PCI under other systems, though not Linux, and as
far as I know there is no way to determine the physical slot that
a board is plugged into, period. It's just not supported by the PCI
bus protocol, you address by device id's not by slot.


> sys_pciconfig_{read,write} are userland-accessible syscalls. see
> drivers/pci/syscall.c

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