[cgl_discussion] Re: Hot Plug support for PICMG2.16

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Mon Jan 13 09:37:28 PST 2003


On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 09:15:00AM -0500, John Grana wrote:
> Hmm, didn't see the Hotplug PCI developers info! ;-)
> 
> Greg, I had tried to email you a few weeks ago about this (I used an Soma
> email address out of the 2.5 hotplug pci driver).

Yes, and I responded back to you.  I can bounce you the response again if
you want me to.

> In any case, the identity issue is much easier in PCI since you have the bus
> available and the configuration cycle all ready to provide the Vendor and
> Device ID's.

Exactly.

> In PICMG 2.16, the PCIbus is optional. And, from what I am
> seeing/hearing/discussing with some of the TEM's and equipment suppliers,
> most are going to 2.16 chassis with no PCIbus signaling. So, the present
> hotplug code won't work...
> 
> The few responses I have received are in favor of IPMI for configuration.

As IPMI support is now in the 2.4 and 2.5 kernels, that might be a good
way to do this :)

thanks,

greg k-h



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