[Haifux] Lecture about PCI?

Dan Shimshoni danshimsh at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 13:47:20 MSK 2011

A good idea for a very interesting subject ! I'm also interested, and
I also do think
that two lectures on this are better than one, if it is possible from your side.


On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:33 PM, Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il> 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 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. :)
>  Eli
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