PCI card bios accessibility

ron minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Mar 4 11:35:00 CET 2004

On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, Tina Declerck wrote:

> - Does the Linux BIOS do discovery on PCI slots for the existance of cards?


> - Will it use PCI configuration space to locate the Basic Address Register
> (BAR) to locate bios
>    on a PCI card and load it?  Specifically, this is regarding a 3ware RAID
> card.

This is done now in user mode via emulation, for a number of reasons, and 
this emulation will move to linuxbios in a month or so.


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