Re: AGP bogosities

From: Paul Mackerras
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 17:54:13 EST

Bjorn Helgaas writes:

> HP ia64 and parisc boxes are similar. The host bridges do not appear
> as PCI devices. We discover them via ACPI on ia64 and PDC on parisc.

On PPC/PPC64 machines, the host bridges generally do not appear as PCI
devices either. *However*, the AGP spec requires a set of registers
in PCI config space for controlling the target (host) side of the AGP
bus. In other words you are required to have a PCI device to
represent the host side of the AGP bus, with a capability structure in
its config space which contains the standard AGP registers.

The lspci that was posted showed no such device, which was why Ben was
querying it. Maybe your systems aren't fully AGP-compliant, in which
case much of the generic code won't be usable on your systems.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at