PE 2900 questions

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at
Tue Oct 24 15:23:09 CDT 2006

On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 04:03:29PM -0400, Greg Dickie wrote:
> Just out of curiosity what did you change in the kernel? PCI scan order?

Yes, exactly.  The PCI device list is now sorted breadth-first (bus /
device / function) rather than depth-first (scan behind bridges before
continuing).  Enabled by default on PE1950, 1955, 2900, 2950 systems,
and enabled/disabled on the kernel command line with pci=[no]bfsort.


Matt Domsch
Software Architect
Dell Linux Solutions &
Linux on Dell mailing lists @

More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list