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SubjectRe: [PATCH] atl1: disable 64bit DMA
On 6/26/07, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:
> Jay Cliburn wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 17:57:20 -0400
> > Chris Snook <csnook@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Jay L. T. Cornwall wrote:
> >>> Chris Snook wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> What boards have we seen this on? It's quite possible this is:
> >>> I can reproduce on an Asus P5K with a Core 2 Duo E6600.
> >>>
> >>> lspci identifies the controller as:
> >>> 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. L1 Gigabit
> >>> Ethernet Adapter (rev b0)
> >>>
> >>> dmesg notes the PCI-DMA mapping implementation:
> >>> PCI-DMA: Using software bounce buffering for IO (SWIOTLB)
> >>>
> >> I had a hunch this was on Intel. I'd rather just disable this when
> >> swiotlb is in use, unless we get more complaints. It's probably
> >> ultimately a BIOS quirk anyway.
> >
> > So far we have reports from both camps:
> >
> > Asus M2N8-VMX (AM2): 1 report of lockup
> > http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=46780384.063603.26165%40m12-15.163.com&forum_name=atl1-devel
> >
> > Asus P5K (LGA775): 2 reports of lockups
> > http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=467E7E34.4010603%40gmail.com&forum_name=atl1-devel
> > http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/6/25/107
> >
> > The common denominator in these reports is 4GB RAM.
>
> Although its possible this device doesn't really support 64-bit, it's
> more likely that this is a platform problem of some sort, or a driver
> bug of some sort. In the driver, maybe it has a problem when you
> -cross- a 4GB boundary, which is not uncommon.

I don't follow you :| What kind "common" mistakes should we check for
in the driver?
Luca
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