IRQ-Tables once again

ron minnich rminnich at
Wed Jan 21 01:25:01 CET 2004

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> Reading the Linux kernel sources it seems that Linux _does_ expect the
> devices to have interrupts assigned already, which obviously LinuxBIOS
> does not do. This has to be "fixed" if LinuxBIOS shall be open to
> anybody not patching special kernels that do the right thing.

no. In 2.4, in the right circumstances, the kernel can assign interrupts 
just fine. 

> If we provide tables at all, can we maybe drop the irq table and only
> use the mptable?

no, sadly the kernel needs an irq table for pci bus scanning.


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