Freebios2 recovery progress...

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at
Thu Oct 21 21:36:02 CEST 2004

Li-Ta Lo <ollie at> writes:

> On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 12:14, YhLu wrote:
> > I agree that all onboard device should use the same subsystem id as MB's.
> > 
> One interesting thing. In PCI Spec 2.2, section 6.2.4 it says that:
> 	Values in these registers must be loaded and valid prioir to the
> 	system BIOS or any system software accessing the PCI 
> 	Coniguration Space. blah,blah, blah. These values must not be 
> 	loaded using expansion ROM software becuase expansion ROM 
> 	software is not guaranteed to be run during POST 
> 	in all systems.
> Are we doing something out of spec ?

I think it is more a matter of the spec no governing for
onboard devices.  For any devices that is implemented on a plug-in
card I believe that governs.
> BTW, why I can't download PCI spec form PCI-SIG anymore ? Even for
> the 'useless' PCI conventional stuff.

I have never been able to download it so it is news to me that
was possible.

I think they use the money for operating money for the SIG
but I really don't know.


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