How the Linux Kernel Detects PCI Devices and Pairs Them with Their Drivers

Have you ever wondered how Linux knows what PCI devices are plugged in? How does Linux know what driver to associate with the device when it detects it? In short, here's what happens: During the kernel's init process (init/main.c), various subsystems are brought up according to their "init levels." Among these early subsystems are the … Continue reading How the Linux Kernel Detects PCI Devices and Pairs Them with Their Drivers