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    SubjectRe: Areca RAID driver remaining items?
    On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

    > On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 09:03:47AM -0800, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
    > > On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > > > 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..
    > >
    > > http://www.xenotime.net/linux/patches/pci_nomsi.patch adds a
    > > global boot option to disable MSI interrupt assignments.
    >
    > I like it. How about adding pci=nomsi instead of pci_nomsi?

    Yes, that's probably better. Thanks for the change.

    > --- drivers/pci/pci.c 4 Feb 2006 04:51:55 -0000 1.28
    > +++ drivers/pci/pci.c 24 Feb 2006 19:33:25 -0000
    > @@ -900,8 +900,12 @@ static int __devinit pci_setup(char *str
    > if (k)
    > *k++ = 0;
    > if (*str && (str = pcibios_setup(str)) && *str) {
    > - /* PCI layer options should be handled here */
    > - printk(KERN_ERR "PCI: Unknown option `%s'\n", str);
    > + if (!strcmp(str, "nomsi")) {
    > + pci_msi_enable = 0;
    > + } else {
    > + printk(KERN_ERR "PCI: Unknown option `%s'\n",
    > + str);
    > + }
    > }
    > str = k;
    > }
    >
    >

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    ~Randy
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