Quick linux question

Dave Ashley linuxbios at xdr.com
Wed Feb 25 13:47:01 CET 2004

This is off-topic but I'm hoping someone here will know the answer.
In the linux kernel I need to make a module that will map the BOOTROM
of an RTL8139 based network card into PCI memory somewhere. I need to
write the pci config longword at offset 0x30 with the bus address. I can
arbitrarily pick one such as 0xd2000000 and the bootrom appears as expected,
but I don't want to step on anything else that might be using that memory
area. How can I allocate a block of memory in pci address space to know
where to safely map in the bootrom? Also I'll want to free the allocation
on module exit.

Apologies/thanks as the case may be.

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