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SubjectRe: Update Linux 2.4 Status/TODO list
"Theodore Y. Ts'o" wrote:

> Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 23:37:57 -0700
> From: David Ford <david@kalifornia.com>
>
> > > 4. Boot Time Failures
> > >
> > > * Use PCI DMA 'lost interrupt' problem with some hw [which ?] (NEC
> > > Versa LX with PIIX tuning)
> >
> > If this is a rare version of the BX/LX that has a no fix errata, then it
> > will be messy to issue resets to get out of the loop.
> >
> > > * PIIXn tuning can hang laptop (2.4.0-test8-pre6, David Ford)
> >
> > Need more details of how APM/ACPI is dorking with DMA settins by the OEM.
>
> These two are both reported by me, are the same issue. The exact
> same kernel, one with PIIXn tuning enabled, will hang the hardware on
> boot requiring a physical power loss to restart.
>
> Ah, OK, thanks. I've collapsed the two bug reports. (The first one was
> added by Alan, and his lists didn't give any indication as to two
> reported the problem, so I didn't realize they were the same problem.)
>
> - Ted

Just to clarify, I meant the two PIIX entries. The ACPI/APM line got in there by
mistake.

-d


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