Re: Linux and IBM : "unauthorized" mini-PCI : Cisco mpi350 _way_ sub-optimal

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 15:58:09 EST

Russell King wrote:
> Definitely not yet, since x86 has a policy of not reallocating anything
> at all. I suspect getting it to handle it will open a huge live mine
> field, full of SMI ports. 8(
> Any x86 PCI gurus got any ideas?

You may be able to identify devices which are very unlikely to be
touched by the SMI handler, and just allow those to be moved.
E.g. video cards, USB, IDE, "system", ISA bridge etc. may all be
touched by the SMI (for power management), but the sound, modem and
network are much less unlikely.

Ok, it's flailing a bit...

-- Jamie
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