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SubjectRe: [PATCH] VESA framebuffer w/ MTRR locks 2.4.0 on init
Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > 1) The amount of video memory is being incorrectly reported my the VESA call
> > used in arch/i386/video.S (INT 10h AX=4f00h). My Dell Inspiron 3200 (NeoMagic
> > video) returns that it has 31 64k blocks of video memory, instead of the
> > correct 32. This means that vesafb thinks that I've got 1984k of video ram,
>
> You have 31. The last one is used for audio buffering
>
> > 2) When the vesafb goes to mtrr_add its range (with the incorrect 1984k size)
> > mtrr_add fails with -EINVAL. The code in vesafb_init then goes into a while
> > loop with no exit, as each size mtrr fails.
> > while (mtrr_add(video_base, temp_size, MTRR_TYPE_WRCOMB,
> > 1)==-EINVAL) {
> > temp_size >>= 1;
> > }
>
> Ok that one is the bug.

Possibly related symptoms:

kernel 2.4.0-ac1 compiled with gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux
7.0)

last 2 lines in dmesg output:
mtrr: 0xd8000000,0x2000000 overlaps existing 0xd8000000,0x1000000
mtrr: 0xd8000000,0x2000000 overlaps existing 0xd8000000,0x1000000

cat /proc/mtrr
reg00: base=0x00000000 ( 0MB), size= 256MB: write-back, count=1
reg01: base=0xd8000000 (3456MB), size= 16MB: write-combining, count=1
reg05: base=0xd0000000 (3328MB), size= 64MB: write-combining, count=1


My video card is Voodoo3/3000/AGP and my motherboard is an MSI-6330
(Athlon Tbird 800)
I am experiencing text console video corruption. In tdfxfb mode or
regular vesafb it looks like a horizontal line of color pixels that
grows, in 'regular' text mode I get flashing characters or the font
degrades into unreadable mess. X is fine.
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