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SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] 2.6.24-rc4 hwmon it87 probe fails
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Jean Delvare wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>
> On Sat, 8 Dec 2007 21:22:34 -0500, Mike Houston wrote:
>> On Sun, 9 Dec 2007 01:05:54 +0100
>> Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
>>
>> > On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 09:51:54PM -0500, Mike Houston wrote:
>> > > I finally got around to testing Linux 2.6.24 (2.6.24-rc4) and
>> > > found that the it87 driver fails to probe and consequently, my
>> > > sensors no longer work. This was fine with Linux 2.6.23.8 (the
>> > > last kernel I was using)
>> > >
>> > > The necessary modules load, but:
>> > >
>> > > it87: Found IT8718F chip at 0x290, revision 2
>> > > it87: in3 is VCC (+5V)
>> > > it87 it87.656: Failed to request region 0x290-0x297
>> > > it87: probe of it87.656 failed with error -16
>> > >
>> > > Coretemp still works.
>> > >
>> > > It appears it has something to do with the ioport range being
>> > > reserved for some reason:
>> > >
>> > > system 00:01: ioport range 0x290-0x29f has been reserved
>>
>> >
>> > Thanks for your report.
>> >
>> > Please also provide:
>> > - dmesg from 2.6.23.8
>> > - The output of "cat /proc/ioports" for both kernels
>>
>> Thanks Adrian, here is the information you have requested, for
>> both kernels (I have 2.6.23.9 now though where it87 still works)
>>
>> Linux 2.6.23.9:
>> http://www.mikeserv.com/temp/proc_ioports-2.6.23.9.txt
>> http://www.mikeserv.com/temp/dmesg-2.6.23.9.txt
>> http://www.mikeserv.com/temp/config-2.6.23.9.txt
>>
>> Linux 2.6.24-rc4:
>> http://www.mikeserv.com/temp/proc_ioports-2.6.24-rc4.txt
>> http://www.mikeserv.com/temp/dmesg-2.6.24-rc4.txt
>
> This one shows:
>
> system 00:01: ioport range 0x290-0x29f has been reserved
> (...)
> system 00:01: ioport range 0x290-0x294 has been reserved
>
> This is clearly not correct as both areas overlap. The second
> reservation is responsible for the it87 breakage, because it conflicts
> with what the it87 driver later attempts to request (0x290-0x297). The
> first is wrong as well (the IT87xxF environment controller I/O area is
> 8 port wide, not 16) but shouldn't be a problem in practice.
>
> These port reservations weren't happening in 2.6.23.9 according to your
> dmesg output for that kernel. I don't know what changed in this area
> since 2.6.23.9, maybe Bjorn or Adam (Cc'd) can tell.
>

Hi,

I have exactly the same problem here on a Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3 motherboard
based box:

it87: Found IT8718F chip at 0x290, revision 1
it87: in3 is VCC (+5V)
it87 it87.656: Failed to request region 0x290-0x297
it87: probe of it87.656 failed with error -16

git bisecting revealed the offending commit:

a7839e960675b54: PNP: increase the maximum number of resources

Happened between rc3 and rc4.

> Either way, the overlapping areas smell like a BIOS bug, meaning that
> you should look for an updated BIOS for your system first.
>
>> http://www.mikeserv.com/temp/config-2.6.24-rc4.txt
>

This indeed looks like a broken ACPI BIOS since the aforementioned commit
touches only the PNP ACPI driver. I'm not sure how to work around this,
though. Ideas?

--
Elvis



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