Solaris 7 Software Developer Supplement

Special Issues with PCI Hot-plugging Drivers

This functionality is new in the Solaris 7 11/99 software release.

Some PCI device drivers for the Intel platform are written with the assumption that the values in the registers are valid after the POWER ON cycle. However, you cannot assume that the BIOS has correctly initialized the hardware.

For more information on hot-plugging, see "Converting Device Drivers to Support Hot-plugging" in the book Writing Device Drivers.