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    SubjectRe: 36 bit MTRRs, Re: test10-pre1 problems on 4-way SuperServer8050
    On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

    > > On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Boszormenyi Zoltan wrote:
    > >
    > > > echo "base=0 size=0x100000000 type=write-back" >/proc/mtrr
    > this line immediately locks up the machine. But I want to understand where

    We just shared an experience. :-( This is what I wrote some lines
    later. Will you please set the uncached areas first? And do not forget
    the last echo line I wrote.

    > did you get base=0 and size=0x100000000 from? Shouldn't it be
    > base=0x100000 and size=0xfccf0000 according to this entry from e820:
    > BIOS-e820: 00000000fccf0000 @ 0000000000100000 (usable)

    Yes, this is (4GB - whatever MB) starting at 1MB: upper 15MB of zone(0)
    + zone(1) + lower ~3GB of zone(2). The mtrr driver correctly
    complains when you try to set it exactly this way because
    the MTRRs base must be on size boundary. That's why I collected
    the real memory areas and the should-be-uncached PCI areas.

    Zoltan Boszormenyi

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