26.23. PCI Library ConfigurationΒΆ

This section defines the system configuration parameters supported by rtems/confdefs.h related to configuring the PCI Library for RTEMS.

The PCI Library startup behaviour can be configured in four different ways depending on how CONFIGURE_PCI_CONFIG_LIB is defined:


Used to enable the PCI auto configuration software. PCI will be automatically probed, PCI buses enumerated, all devices and bridges will be initialized using Plug & Play software routines. The PCI device tree will be populated based on the PCI devices found in the system, PCI devices will be configured by allocating address region resources automatically in PCI space according to the BSP or host bridge driver set up.


Used to enable the PCI read configuration software. The current PCI configuration is read to create the RAM representation (the PCI device tree) of the PCI devices present. PCI devices are assumed to already have been initialized and PCI buses enumerated, it is therefore required that a BIOS or a boot loader has set up configuration space prior to booting into RTEMS.


Used to enable the PCI static configuration software. The user provides a PCI tree with information how all PCI devices are to be configured at compile time by linking in a custom struct pci_bus pci_hb tree. The static PCI library will not probe PCI for devices, instead it will assume that all devices defined by the user are present, it will enumerate the PCI buses and configure all PCI devices in static configuration accordingly. Since probe and allocation software is not needed the startup is faster, has smaller footprint and does not require dynamic memory allocation.


Used to enable the PCI peripheral configuration. It is similar to PCI_LIB_STATIC, but it will never write the configuration to the PCI devices since PCI peripherals are not allowed to access PCI configuration space.

Note that selecting PCI_LIB_STATIC or PCI_LIB_PERIPHERAL but not defining pci_hb will reuslt in link errors. Note also that in these modes Plug & Play is not performed.