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SubjectServerWorks LE and MTRR
Hi all,

I just compiled 2.4.4 and are running it on a Serverworks LE motherboard.
Whenever I try to add a write-combining region, it gets rejected. I took a peek
in the arch/i386/kernel/mtrr.c and found that this is just as expected with
v1.40 of the code. It is great that the mtrr code checks and prevents the user
from doing something that could eventually lead to data corruption. Using
write-combining on PCI acesses can lead to this on certain LE revisions but
_not_ all (only rev < 5). Therefore please consider my small patch to allow the
good ones to be able to use write-combining. I have several rev 06 and they are
working fine with this patch.

Best regards,
--
Steffen Persvold Systems Engineer
Email : mailto:sp@scali.com Scali AS (http://www.scali.com)
Norway : Tel : (+47) 2262 8950 Olaf Helsets vei 6
Fax : (+47) 2262 8951 N-0621 Oslo, Norway

USA : Tel : (+1) 713 706 0544 10500 Richmond Avenue, Suite 190
Houston, Texas 77042, USA

diff -Nur linux/arch/i386/kernel/mtrr.c.~1~ linux/arch/i386/kernel/mtrr.c
--- linux/arch/i386/kernel/mtrr.c.~1~ Wed Apr 11 21:02:27 2001
+++ linux/arch/i386/kernel/mtrr.c Sun Apr 29 10:18:06 2001
@@ -480,6 +480,7 @@
{
unsigned long config, dummy;
struct pci_dev *dev = NULL;
+ u8 rev;

/* ServerWorks LE chipsets have problems with write-combining
Don't allow it and leave room for other chipsets to be tagged */
@@ -489,7 +490,9 @@
case PCI_VENDOR_ID_SERVERWORKS:
switch (dev->device) {
case PCI_DEVICE_ID_SERVERWORKS_LE:
- return 0;
+ pci_read_config_byte(dev, PCI_CLASS_REVISION, &rev);
+ if (rev <= 5)
+ return 0;
break;
default:
break;
-
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