[Haifux] Lecture about PCI?
eli at billauer.co.il
Wed Feb 16 00:33:14 MSK 2011
These days I'm working on making a PCI Express interface in hardware
(FPGA) and writing a Linux driver for it. When I'll be done with that, I
suppose I'll know a thing or two about the PCI bus.
Now, not that it's something to happen in the near future, but I just
wondered: What's the level of interest in a lecture about PCI (or more
like PCI Express?). I'm talking about the hardware (and protocol)
principles of a PCI vs PCIe buses (which are completely different), a
bird's view on the configuration of a PCI device ("plug and play", done
by BIOS for most of us), then a bit about bus mastering and DMA, and
wrap it all up with describing the anatomy of a Linux PCI driver. Just
so one knows what it's trying to accomplish when reading the source. Ah,
and we also have IRQ's and MSI's. A lot of fun, in short.
This is a pretty heavy lecture to prepare, but if I'll see you guys here
getting crazy about the idea, I'll consider it. :)
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