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Subject[PATCH] : fix reboot via keyboard controller reset

I have a system (Biostar IDEQ210M mini-pc with a VIA chipset)
which will not reboot unless a keyboard is plugged in to it.
I have tried all combinations of the kernel "reboot=x,y"
flags to no avail. Rebooting by any method will leave the
system in a wedged state (at the "Restarting system" message).

I finally tracked the problem down to the machine's refusal to
fully reboot unless the keyboard controller status register
had bit 2 set. This is the "System flag" which when set,
indicates successful completion of the keyboard controller
self-test (Basic Assurance Test, BAT).

I suppose that something is trying to protect against sporadic
reboots unless the keyboard controller is in a good state
(a keyboard is present), but I need this machine to be

I found that setting the system flag (via the command byte)
before giving the "pulse reset line" command will allow the
reboot to proceed. The patch is simple, and I think it
should be fine for everybody whether they have this type
of machine or not. This affects the "hard" reboot (as done
when the kernel boot flags "reboot=c,h" are used).

Here is a patch against include/asm-i386/mach-default/mach_reboot.h :

--- mach_reboot.h.orig 2005-08-22 22:23:13.000000000 -0700
+++ mach_reboot.h 2005-08-22 23:18:36.000000000 -0700
@@ -22,6 +22,14 @@
for (i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
+ outb(0x60, 0x64); /* write Controller Command Byte */
+ udelay(50);
+ kb_wait();
+ udelay(50);
+ outb(0x14, 0x60); /* set "System flag" */
+ udelay(50);
+ kb_wait();
+ udelay(50);
outb(0xfe, 0x64); /* pulse reset low */

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