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SubjectRe: aic7xxx errors with 2.4.8-ac7 on 440gx mobo
Alan Cox wrote:
>>>I'm not currently sure what that proves. Is your board intel bios ?
>>>
>>The BIOS is Phoenix (4,0 Release 6.0, BIOS Build 125). Does Intel
>>provide their own branded bios ? Never seen them. The box is an ISP 2150
>>and it is of the Slot 1 variant.
>>
>
> Ok that sounds unrelated. Intel do provide their own bioses (and one at
> least branded Dell) but Phoenixbios is quite different.

No. The problem Intel boxes do use Phoenix BIOS. His box is the exact
problem model. It requires the use of IOAPIC support for UP or SMP in
order to work properly. If 2.4.8 and 2.4.9 both work correctly now
*without* the use of UP-IOAPIC and without SMP, then that means in 2.4.8
there must have been added a DMI scan whitelist entry that makes this
motherboard do something sane (like never trying to assign interrupts or
enabling UP-IOAPIC even if it isn't the default).



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