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    SubjectRe: Samurai based motherboards and 2.2.x?
    On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Richard J. Wood wrote:

    > Hi Andre,
    >
    > I took a look at the patch and I don't think it will help my case since
    > the systems exhibiting the problems are all SCSI.

    I goofed and forgot to ask you SCSI or IDE.
    This only begins the process of detection and if an ide-chipset is needed,
    we move on from there.

    > > I am working on getting the docs. but having trouble.
    > > It is now recognized with the following patch........
    > >
    > > "2.2.1.uniform-ide-6.19.patch.gz"
    > >
    > > On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Richard J. Wood wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hi all,
    > > >
    > > > I was wondering if anybody has had success running a 2.2.x kernel on a
    > > > samurai-based motherboard? Specifically, I've seen lockups on a Dual
    > > > PII/300MHz motherboard here in our lab. The lockups are repeatable but
    > > > silent -- nothing in the logs indicates what the problem is. Does
    > > > anybody have any clues as to how I can narrow down what the problem or
    > > > problems may be?

    I recall form "Thornton Prime <thornton@cnation.com>" showing me
    the funkiest /proc/pci info I have ever seen to date.

    This dual P2 reported complete two chipsets, Intel and Samurai.

    cat /proc/pci (sent to me)

    PCI devices found:
    Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
    ISA bridge: Intel 82371AB PIIX4 ISA (rev 1).
    Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. Master Capable. No bursts.
    Bus 0, device 1, function 1:
    IDE interface: Intel 82371AB PIIX4 IDE (rev 1).
    Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. Master Capable. Latency=64.
    I/O at 0xfcd0 [0xfcd1].
    Bus 0, device 1, function 2:
    USB Controller: Intel 82371AB PIIX4 USB (rev 1).
    Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 19. Master Capable. Latency=64.
    I/O at 0xfce0 [0xfce1].
    Bus 0, device 1, function 3:
    Bridge: Intel 82371AB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 1).
    Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable.
    Bus 0, device 17, function 0:
    Ethernet controller: 3Com 3C905 100bTX (rev 0).
    Medium devsel. IRQ 16. Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=8.
    I/O at 0xfc40 [0xfc41].
    Bus 0, device 18, function 0:
    SCSI storage controller: BusLogic FlashPoint (rev 2).
    Fast devsel. IRQ 17. Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=8.
    I/O at 0xf800 [0xf801].
    Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfebfe000 [0xfebfe000].
    Bus 0, device 19, function 0:
    SCSI storage controller: BusLogic MultiMaster (rev 8).
    Fast devsel. IRQ 19. Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=8.
    I/O at 0xfccc [0xfccd].
    Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfebfd000 [0xfebfd000].
    Bus 0, device 24, function 0:
    Host bridge: PCTECH Samurai 0 (rev 1).
    Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. Master Capable. Latency=32.
    Bus 0, device 25, function 0:
    Host bridge: PCTECH Samurai 1 (rev 0).
    Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. Master Capable. Latency=32.
    Bus 0, device 25, function 1:
    IDE interface: PCTECH Samurai IDE (rev 0).
    Fast devsel. Master Capable. No bursts.
    I/O at 0x1f0 [0x1f1].
    I/O at 0x3f0 [0x3f1].
    I/O at 0x170 [0x171].
    I/O at 0x370 [0x371].
    I/O at 0xfca0 [0xfca1].
    Bus 1, device 15, function 0:
    VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. ViRGE/DX or /GX (rev 1).
    Medium devsel. IRQ 18. Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=4.Max Lat=255.
    Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf8000000 [0xf8000000].


    This looks like one wild ride to make this one go.
    I read this as a double PCI bridge/isa/ide combo with two buses.

    Cheers,
    Andre Hedrick
    The (NEW) Linux IDE guy
    The APC UPS Specialist for Linux

    http://www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/server/udma/
    http://www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/server/apcupsd/apcupsd-3.5.2.bin.tar.gz

    You just need a bigger hammer, or learn how to swing the one you have better.
    (C) me.....





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