Re: [Pcihpd-discuss] [RFC] New sysfs tree for hotplug

From: Keiichiro Tokunaga <tokunaga.keiich_at_jp.fujitsu.com>
Date: 2004-04-23 22:21:09
Hi Grant,

Thanks for the comments:)

Grant wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 03:34:36PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > >  Recent large machines have many PCI devices and some boards that
> > > contain devices (e.g. CPU, memory, and/or I/O devices).  A certain PCI
> > > device (PCI1) might be connected with other one (PCI2), which means that
> > > there is a dependency between PCI1 and PCI2.
> > 
> > You have this today?
> 
> I interpreted his comments to mean PCI-PCI Bridges.
> eg something like a 4-port NIC which usually has a PCI-PCI bridge
> to "isolate" multiple PCI devices (NICs):
>  +-[60]---01.0-[61]--+-04.0  Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21142/43
>  |                   +-05.0  Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21142/43
>  |                   +-06.0  Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21142/43
>  |                   \-07.0  Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21142/43
> ...
> 
> I thought this was already handled though so I may be misunderstanding.
> Keiichiro, an example would be very helpful in understanding.

As in an email I sent to Greg, P2P bridge that has hotpluggable slots need
to be represented in a hierarchy style.  I don't think that kind of P2P bridge
is handled yet.
 
Thanks,
Kei
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