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SubjectRe: [Fwd: 2.4.0-test12-pre7]
> I think that Linus's patch is correct and that
> pci/setup_res.c::pdev_enable_device() shouldn't be doing this:
> /* ??? Always turn on bus mastering. If the device doesn't support
> it, the bit will go into the bucket. */
> First, the ??? makes it iffy.

I would agree. There is hardware you need to enable, reset, configure and
then enable the master bit on otherwise it simply starts spraying random
memory addresses with bus master transfers from uninitialised hardware

> by a soft boot), then the device still knows some memory addresses
> to DMA into, but it shouldn't be using those. This is addressed

Yep. Seen that happen with amd pcnet32 stuff when net booting. The net
booter left the chip prattling into main memory, not pretty

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