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Re: Promise or VIA?

On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 17:04 +0200, Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda wrote:
> A Dimecres 22 Setembre 2004 15:55, Ron Johnson va escriure:
> > On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 15:48 +0200, Leopold Palomo Avellaneda wrote:
> > > A Dimecres 22 Setembre 2004 15:38, Paul Brook va escriure:
> > > > On Wednesday 22 September 2004 14:11, Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda wrote:
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> > > I don't understand one thing, if the controller is on the mainboard, no
> > > in a board connected to the pci bus, the information goes throught the
> > > pci BUS?
> >
> > Having *sockets* isn't a requirement for being a bus.
> ??? Well, I have to admit that the my english isn't very good but I don't 
> understand the answer. I'm talking about to have a HD connected to a 
> controller integrated in the motherboard, not to a controller in a board 
> connected to a PCI bus.

The on-board controller is *electrically* connected to the PCI 

A board (whether HD controller, NIC, SCSI controller, sound card,
etc) plugged into a PCI slot is also electrically connected to the 
PCI bus.

Thus, to the OS, the on-board controller and the "board-based"
controllers are PCI devices, and it does not see them any differently.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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I had a crush on Elisabeth Sladen

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