ethernet cards

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Sat Nov 22 22:30:11 EST 2003

this is weird bc I thought pci was supposed to assign ircs to the 
hardware in order to prevent conflicts such as those present in 
non-pnp isa...
On Sun, Nov 23, 2003 at 01:25:37PM +1000, Geoff Shang 
> Alex Snow wrote:
> > my question is how can I tell the 3c59x module which irq to use for
> > which card? these are both pci network cards ...
> The device driver doesn't do this.  The IRQ is allocated by either LInux or
> the BIOS, depending on which does the PCI setup.  I admit to not knowing
> much about all this.   I personally would like to know how to reserve IRQs
> if you want LInux to do the PCI setup.  Perhaps someone else on here knows
> more.
> Geoff.
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