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SubjectRe: Transmeta and Linux-2.4.0-test12-pre3
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By author: "Adam J. Richter" <>
In newsgroup:
> Well, alas, it appears that linux-2.4.0-test12-pre3 freezes hard
> while reading the base address registers of the first PCI device
> (the "host bridge"). Actually, I think the problem is some kind of
> system management interrupt occuring at about this time, since the
> exact point where the printk's stop gets earlier as I add more
> printk's. With few printk's the printk's stop while the 6th base
> address configuration register is being read; with more printk's it
> stops at the second one, and it will stop in different places with
> different boots, at least with the not-quite-stock kernels that I usually
> use. Also, turning off interrupts during this code has no effect, so
> I do not think it is directly caused by the something in the PictureBook
> pepperring the processor with unexpected interrupts (I thought it might have
> to do with the USB-based floppy disk).

It's a slight bug in the Linux PCI probing code that triggers when
there is ongoing DMA activity during PCI probing. Linus already have
a fix for it; I expect that it will be in the next prepatch.

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