In a fit of ‘getting stuff done’ at 6am today, I wrote a basic PCI enumeration class, allowing my research OS to display what it has found along the PCI bus.
The actual enumeration itself is pretty straightforward, just a bit of indirect addressing and you get a nice structure back (sequentially) with the vendor and device IDs.
The awkward part was gleaning any meaning from those – obviously I can match an ID to a driver, but it’d be nice to output some human readable stuff so that we show that specific hardware has been recognised.
To this end, I enlisted the help of http://www.pcidatabase.com/ which provide an open list of PCI device and vendor IDs, as well as a C header (yay!).
Except that I’m using C++, and a fairly trimmed-down version of C++ at that, with the String libraries missing (I haven’t written them yet!) so the header won’t work without modification.
Thus, after many a minute of search/replacing, I’ve altered the header into a object/header pair (to avoid linker errors) that works with a stripped-down compiler.
In case this is useful for anyone else (god knows who) I’m attaching it here - PCIDevices.tar.gz - do let me know if anyone finds any use for it! I’d love to know what for…