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4.3.2 Bus Entries

Bus entries identify the kinds of buses in the system. Because there may be more than one bus in a
system, each bus is assigned a unique bus ID number by the BIOS. The bus ID number is used by
the operating system to associate interrupt lines with specific buses. Figure 4-5 shows the format
of a bus entry, and Table 4-7 explains the fields of each entry.
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Table 4-7. Bus Entry Fields
Field
ENTRY TYPE
BUS ID
BUS TYPE
STRING
4-10
24
23
BUS TYPE STRING
24
23
Figure 4-5. Bus Entry
Offset
Length
(in bytes)
(in bits)
Description
0
8
Entry type 1 identifies a bus entry.
1
8
An integer that identifies the bus entry. The BIOS assigns
identifiers sequentially, starting at zero.
2
48
A string that identifies the type of bus. Refer to Table 4-8 for
values. These are 6-character ASCII (blank-filled) strings
used by the MP specification.
16
15
8
7
ENTRY TYPE
BUS ID
1
16
15
8
7
0
04H
00H
0
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