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SubjectRe: Areca RAID driver remaining items?
On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 11:59:50AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2006-02-23 at 17:50 +0800, erich wrote:
> > But unfortunately I found some mainboards will hang up if I always enable
> > this function in my lab.
> > To avoid this issue, I do an option for this case.
> > But Christoph Hellwig give me comment with it.
>
>
> Another thing you can also do for many of these cases is to use either
> the PCI or DMI interfaces to identify the problem board and
> automatically set the option as well.
>
> There are two ways to do this. One is

Please avoid that unless really nessecary. I doubt there's boards where
MSI would only be broken with the areca card but not with other MSI-capable
ones. If a board or chipset is generally broken vs MSI it should be
added to the global MSI blacklist. It's probably be nice to have a global
nomsi boot option instead of one in every driver aswell..

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