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SubjectRe: 2.6.8.1-mm2 (nvidia breakage)
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On Monday 23 August 2004 1:01 pm, Terence Ripperda wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 09:30:18AM -0600, bjorn.helgaas@hp.com wrote:
> > Of course, the nvidia driver still won't work
> > because it's looking at pci_dev->irq before calling pci_enable_device(),
> > but that's a separate issue.
>
> as Alan pointed out, the video device is bios configured, so may not
> be hit by this. nonetheless, we've applied a patch along these lines
> to our internal codebase.

To be pedantically clear about this, looking at pci_dev->irq before
calling pci_enable_device() is *guaranteed* to fail, regardless of
what the BIOS does. So nvidia users will have to use "pci=routeirq"
until there's a new version of the nvidia driver.

Alan was specifically referring to the BAR configuration that may
be done by the BIOS.

I'm assuming your patch makes the driver call pci_enable_device()
before using either irq or BAR information. That's the best way
to future-proof the driver.
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