multiple separate pci bridges ...

Sven Luther sven.luther at
Fri Jan 2 05:11:45 EST 2004


I am currently trying to port linux to the Pegasos 2, which uses the
Marvell Discovery 2 chip, and has two independent pci controllers, of
which one is faked as an agp bus. This is with a modified 2.4.23 kernel
from the linuxppc_2_4 branch.

Anyway, these two independent controllers both have one bus 0 on them :

PCI bus 0 controlled by pci at 80000000
PCI bus 0 controlled by pci at c0000000

(This coming from chrp_find_bridges).

For the pci bus, at 80000000, a simple indirect access can be used, and
i setup a specialized io ops for the faked agp bus since it needs
special care.

Later, in pcibios_init, there is a problem in the pci_scan_bus. The
first bus has no problems :

Scanning bus 00
Found 00:00 [11ab/6460] 000600 00
Found 00:08 [1106/3044] 000c00 00
Found 00:28 [1000/0001] 000100 00
Found 00:60 [1106/8231] 000601 00
Found 00:61 [1106/0571] 000101 00
Found 00:62 [1106/3038] 000c03 00
Found 00:63 [1106/3038] 000c03 00
Found 00:64 [1106/8235] 000000 00
Found 00:65 [1106/3058] 000401 00
Found 00:66 [1106/3068] 000780 00
Found 00:68 [1106/3065] 000200 00
Fixups for bus 00
Bus scan for 00 returning with max=00

But the second fails with :

PCI: Bus 00 already known

Which comes because in drivers/pci/pci.c:pci_bus_exists does handle only
buses, and thus know nothing of separate pci bridges with the same bus
number, and thus the kernel dies when accessing bus->xxx something in

Now, i know that the powermacs in particular, and maybe others, also
have this case of different same numbered pci buses with different base
addresses, and that this kind of situation has already been solved.

So, what is the workaround here, and where does it get set.


Sven Luther

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