Re: PCI domain stuff

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Tue Jul 01 2003 - 01:13:46 EST

David S. Miller wrote:
> From: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
> Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:06:52 -0700
> Perhaps a libdirectio would be useful?
> The details are very PCI specific, so what you'd be working
> on initially is a PCI centric library.
> Over time things can be abstracted, but the initial PCI specific
> one would be good enough for xfree86 to link to and make use
> of which is a huge step in the right direction.

Well, "PCI" in this case presumably means
PCI/PCI-X/PCI-Express/AGP/HyperTransport, which covers an amazing number
of the machines actually being used these days. Obviously it doesn't
apply to all, but as you say, it can be abstracted on over time.


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