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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.22-rc2
On Mon, 21 May 2007 22:58:06 -0400
Mike Houston <mikeserv@bmts.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 21 May 2007 10:37:55 -0700
> Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 21 May 2007 13:10:55 -0400
> > Mike Houston <mikeserv@bmts.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, 21 May 2007 08:45:49 -0700
> > > Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > It's almost certainly a problem with the BIOS and hardware (not
> > > > a sky2) driver issue. Since there are many similar boards and
> > > > configurations, I made the decision not to enforce restrictions
> > > > in the driver.
> > >
> > > >> May 20 15:57:48 cramit kernel: sky2 0000:04:00.0: v1.14 addr
> > > >> 0xf8000000 irq 16 Yukon-EC Ultra (0xb4) rev 2
> > >
> > > Thank you for your answer. I was half wondering if that was the
> > > case after staring at those log messages several more times. I
> > > don't understand hardware at the low level but got thinking maybe
> > > interrupt routing issue. There's an Nvidia PCI Express card in
> > > there that gets IRQ 16, though it was not initialized by a driver
> > > at the time. (plain old VGA console after fresh cold boot... no
> > > framebuffer, no X, no nvidia module). I guess some things don't
> > > share well.
> > >
> > > It works well in that other OS that came with the hardware, but
> > > that's beside the point.
> >
> > It is some low level PCI Express related stuff, try latest BIOS (F9)
> > and if that doesn't help there is a EEPROM update from Gigabyte
> > for the Marvell hardware that might help.
>
> Thanks for your suggestions, I followed through on them. It may still
> be interesting/useful to hear from me that it didn't help. The
> problem is the same.
>
> My motherboard is a newer revision (Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Rev 3.3) and
> already had the "F10" bios version, but I flashed to the latest F11
> version anyways. I also flashed with the EEPROM update from Gigabyte,
> from a FAQ entry for my motherboard revision.
> (faq_marvell_eeprom.zip). Both operations were successful. I cleared
> the CMOS and reconfigured after the bios flash too.
>
> Incidently, it was showing IRQ 16 in that early initialization
> message, but actually getting a MSI interrupt (IRQ 219, PCI-MSI-edge)
>
> I've disabled the onboard yukon2 adapter in bios and gone
> back to the PCI card now. I think we can consider the matter closed,
> since it's not a problem with the driver, but just so you know, I'm
> always willing to help test when it's hardware that I have.
>
> Mike Houston

There maybe some hardware level interaction with SATA controller.
I saw no failures running off i386 kernel of PATA drive and quickly
see errors with SATA/AHCI and x86_64.

--
Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org>
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