OpenFirmware and interrupt-map

Stefan Reinauer stepan at
Wed Feb 4 09:42:01 CET 2004

* ron minnich <rminnich at> [040204 04:49]:
> On 3 Feb 2004, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > For video.  Does any one support anything else?  RAID cards?
> Not sure on PPC. The Alpha doesn't matter any more but my memory says that 
> if you put a card with an option rom on the Alpha it would run the ROM. 
> But that's very old memory.

Yes, the Alpha was able to initialize RAID/SCSI x86 option roms. SRM was
even defining an os callback to execute intXX calls from a running
operating system. Unfortunately it was never implemented.

Best regards,
  Stefan Reinauer
     Stefan Reinauer, SUSE LINUX AG
Teamleader Architecture Development

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