Resource Allocation for Option Rom
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederman at lnxi.com
Thu May 27 23:50:54 CEST 2004
Li-Ta Lo <ollie at lanl.gov> writes:
> On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 14:16, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > We could probably reserve a hole for this purpose, which
> > is a good idea except for bridges.
> Can we just treat it as MEM resource and reuse the MEM resource
> allocation code ?
Yes that would be the easy way to reserver an area for the rom
to be enabled. If the BAR is not large this should not be a problem.
> > Be very careful here. The PCI spec allows the option rom BAR
> > to be mutually exclusive with the other BARS so in general
> > they both can not be enabled.
> Where is this stated in the spec ?
I saw it once long ago. And the kernel avoids it.
But enabling just that BAR copying the data out,
and then reenabling the rest should not be a problem.
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