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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4 Status / TODO page (Updated as of 2.4.0-test10)
Jeff Garzik wrote:

> > * 2.4.0-test8 pcmcia is unusable in fall forms (kernel, mixed, or
> > dhinds code) (David Ford)
>
> "fall forms"?
>
> David clearly has problems w/ pcmcia, but it is not at all as broken as
> he makes it out to be: all my cardbus laptops boot and work.
>
>
> > * PCMCIA/Cardbus hangs (Basically unusable - Hinds pcmcia code is
> > reliable)
>
> Again "whatever". The CardBus code is definitely usable. It is not
> mature, but saying it is "basically unusable" is wildly inaccurate.

The qualifiers I reported are not included above so don't take it to mean
wide ranging.

I reported pcmcia in all forms was broken for test8 on -my hardware-.

Other kernels such as test10-prex that I'm on now are workable with dhinds
pcmcia. I sent you all the requested information you asked for in several
forms. The kernel's idea of the the sockets just doesn't work...again, on
-my hardware-.

It doesn't matter what voodoo you practice, all of the kernels in the last
year have been unable to drive -my hardware- in any sort of stable fashion.
Recent kernels just can't figure out IRQs for the sockets.

David's package works in all situations except for the combined ne2k/modem
that I reported earlier and the ray_cs in similar fashion.

For the second report, when the kernel did figure out IRQs for the sockets,
plugging in a card sometimes killed all software interrupts. I.e. hardware
responded such as caps, screen blank/active etc, but no mouse or key events
made it past the kernel. Unplugging a card or putting it in socket 0
normally caused a plethura of unending OOPSes or another hang on the
insertion.

Ted, please put my qualifier back in, "On this NEC Versa LX laptop", I don't
want my reports taken out of context. :)

-d


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