Re: /proc/pci deprecation?

From: Eric W. Biederman (
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 00:57:26 EST

Alan Cox <> writes:

> On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 17:00, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On 9 Dec 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > I wonder if this is why we have all these problems with VIA chipset
> > > interrupt handling. According to VIA docs they _do_ use
> > > PCI_INTERRUPT_LINE on integrated devices to select the IRQ routing
> > > between APIC and PCI/ISA etc, as well as 0 meaning "IRQ disabled"
> >
> > Whee.. That sounds like a load of crock in the first place, since the
> > PCI_INTERRUPT_LINE thing should be just a scratch register as far as I
> > know. However, it doesn't really matter - we definitely should never write
> > to it anyway, so the VIA behaviour while strange should still be
> > acceptable.
> Tested and verified. If I leave it alone non apic mode works. To use
> APIC mode I have to write the new IRQ value into that register. I've
> shoved that into the driver for now, since its a demented chip specific
> horror.

Think you can put in a reboot notifier/device shutdown method to restore
it to it's old value, so kexec has a chance of working correctly with
this hardware.

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