[LinuxBIOS] PCI: Left over static devices. Check your Config.lb

Marc Jones marc.jones at amd.com
Tue Dec 18 22:24:19 CET 2007

Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 03:10:52PM -0700, Marc Jones wrote:
>> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>>> On 10.12.2007 21:56, Marc Jones wrote:
>>>> A devices needs to be listed in the config.lb if it requires more setup 
>>>> than standard PCI initialization (resource allocation). Usually that 
>>>> means the CPU, northbridge, southbridge, and SIO. Those devices are 
>>>> usually needed to indicate the system bus structure(pci_domain) as well 
>>>> as do any system specific initialization on those devices.
>>>> During the LinuxBIOS PCI/system scan process, if a device in config.lb 
>>>> is found, the functions to do customized initialization are called via 
>>>> the device_operations and the chip_operations structs.
>>> Can you add that explanation to the wiki?
>>> Regards,
>>> Carl-Daniel
>> What page would this go on? I don't see an appropriate place.
> I'd say http://linuxbios.org/Developer_Manual#Config.lb
> (maybe with some rewording to make it more generic and HOWTO-like)
> HTH, Uwe.

Reworded a little and added to the wiki.


Marc Jones
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