Re: embedded ROMd linux?

Thomas Bogendoerfer (
Sun, 29 Jun 1997 12:55:47 +0200 (MEST)

> I'm now thinking of a new i386 PCI code together with special support
> for some chipsets. This will include possibility of direct PCI access. If
> you have more ideas about what to implement, just tell me...

look at arch/i386/kernel/bios32.c I've already implemented direct PCI
access for chipsets with Intel compatible access methods (most (all ?) of
the chipsets do it this way). It's also no problem to add more methods
for accessing PCI configuration space, because I had that in mind, when
I coded the stuff. If someone needs a patch to support the CONFIG_DIRECT_PCI
option, just mail me, I'll do it.


See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
                   [Linus Torvalds in <4rikft$7g5@linux.cs.Helsinki.FI>]