[parisc-linux] rp2430 questions

Grant Grundler grundler@dsl2.external.hp.com
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 13:22:08 -0700

On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 03:08:15PM +1300, Gavin Hubbard wrote:
> The other difference is the PCI controller support - the rp2430 has two
> working PCI slots and two disabled slots which are enabled by the upgrade.

ok. I didn't know that.

> Since I don't actually know how the device disabling is done in hardware,
> I'm not convinced that parisc-linux will come up smoothly after
> I install the upgrade (I'm not worried about HP-UX - it will be fine).

Well, if you really end up with the equivalent to an rp2470, then
I can assure you there is a kernel out there that will work since
that's what several developers are using (including myself).

> Can anyone shed light on this?

I suspect the rp2430 PDC simply doesn't report one (or two) of the
PCI bus controllers. Neither HPUX nor parisc-linux will see those slots.
Very simple to implement and requires no HW changes.