Re: [PATCH 2/5] I2O: SPARC fixes

From: Markus Lidel
Date: Thu Nov 17 2005 - 03:38:35 EST


David S. Miller wrote:
This should be detected at runtime, and that is easily done.
You can use the PCI device to get at the firmware device
node, and use that to look for a firmware device node property
that identifies it as a card from Sun.
Usually the "name" property has some identifying string in it.
Sometimes there is a property with the string "fcode" in it and you
could look for that as well.
OK, i'll look at it... Thanks for the hint!
Actually, my idea won't work if the card is used in a non-Sparc
system. Do these cards have PCI subsystem vendor or device ID's that
identify it as a Sun card?

I don't know, because currently i only look for the PCI class. I'll check it out and report back...

Thank you very much for your help!

Best regards,

Markus Lidel
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