[Haifux] Lecture about PCI?

Nir Abulaffio anir at research.haifa.ac.il
Wed Feb 16 02:37:07 MSK 2011

I'll thank you very much.

On Tue, 15 Feb 2011, Eli Billauer wrote:

> Hi all,
> 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 happenin 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. :)
>  Eli
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