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Date:      Fri, 5 Jan 1996 12:19:17 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <>
To:        jmb@FreeBSD.ORG (Jonathan M. Bresler)
Cc:, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: [Q] bus architecture books
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In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.960104193950.9211D-100000@Aspen.Woc.Atinc.COM> from "Jonathan M. Bresler" at Jan 4, 96 07:48:12 pm

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> 	Rod grimes is the real authority on this.  i use the following
> isa system architecture, tom shanley adn don anderson, mindshare inc.
> 	isbn 1-881609-05-7   recently republished by addison-wesley
> 	pages 301-387 are isa bus, dma, interrupt system
> pci system architecture, tom shanley adn don anderson, mindshare inc.
> 	isbn -1881609-08-1   recently republished by addison-wesley
> 	pci bus only page 31-227, i82420 (saturn i??) pages 277-317
> eisa system architecture, tom shanley only, mindshare inc.
> 	dont have the isbn   recently republished by addison-wesley

I agree with Johnathan.  The Shanley books are very, very good.

Depending on how complete you want your library, I also recommend
the IBM MCA books, the PCI SIG PCI bus spec, and the PCMCIA SIG
PCMCIA specifications.

The Microsoft Windows 95 DDK also contains:

	DDK/PlugPlay/Inc		Include files
	DDK/PlugPlay/Samples		Sample PNP code
	DDK/Docs/Pnp.doc		Plug and play specification
	DDK/Docs/Pnp.hlp		Same document in "help file" format

There are also PNP documents on the Intel and Microsoft FTP sites.

IBM and Apple both have the PReP standard on line.  The PReP standard,
which is also available in printed form for a miminal fee, describes a
number of generic issues regarding ISA/PCI architecture that I have
not seen as well covered elsewhere.  In addition, the PReP standard
formally documents the DOS partitioning schema, including extended
partitions, and the majority of the OpenBoot process.

					Terry Lambert
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.

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