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SubjectRe: 2.6.24-rc8-mm1
On (20/01/08 22:05), Balbir Singh didst pronounce:
> * Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie> [2008-01-20 16:31:42]:
>
> > On (17/01/08 02:35), Andrew Morton didst pronounce:
> > >
> > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.24-rc8/2.6.24-rc8-mm1/
> > >
> >
> > The e100 network driver is failing to load properly on an old laptop. The
> > dmesg output is as follows
> >
> > [ 68.875508] e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.23-k4-NAPI
> > [ 68.877091] e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation
> > [ 68.881216] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:03.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
> > [ 68.893113] modprobe:2736 conflicting cache attribute e8120000-e8121000 uncached<->default
> > [ 68.897090] e100: 0000:00:03.0: e100_probe: Cannot map device registers, aborting.
> > [ 68.901108] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:03.0 disabled
> > [ 68.905106] e100: probe of 0000:00:03.0 failed with error -12
> >
> > The "conflicting cache attribute" message appears to be part of the PAT patches
> > in the git-x86 tree (cc's added). It may be a co-incidence but reverting
> > git-net related patches didn't fix it but reverting git-x86 and any
> > depencies to make quilt work did.
> >
>
> Hi, Mel,
>
> Found and fixed the problem. The patch is available at
>
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/1/17/534
>

Ah, my bad. I missed it when reading the thread earlier. Confirmed, this
patch fixes the problem. Thanks.

--
Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab


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