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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PnP BIOS -- bugfix; update devlist on setpnp
On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 09:35:34AM -0400, Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Wed, 2001-10-17 at 04:10, Steven A. DuChene wrote:
> > OK, I tried this with the Intel STL2 motherboard I also have and I got
> > a similar error when trying to load the correct i2c bus module when the
> > PnPBIOS stuff is compiled into the kernel.
>
> Understood.
>
> I'd just like to reiterate that my patch isn't the cause
> of your problem. It's just that my patch doesn't address
> your problem. IIUC.

Yes, I understood that from the start of all of this but you seemed to be
be the only person messing with the PnPBIOS code so I thought you might be
interested in this annomoly. I appreciate the info/help you have provided
so far.

>
> I provided a "workaround patch" before. Can you continue
> to use that for the time being?
>

Yes, but according to these latest results that work around of skipping a
particular ioport would have to be different for each motherboard with this
problem. There must be a better way to do this.

> I'd like to make a promise that I'll submit a new patch
> soon that will address your problem; however I don't yet know
> exactly how to go about addressing it.
>

Perhaps someone else can provide us a hint or two as to where to start. :-)
--
Steven A. DuChene sad@ale.org
linux-clusters@mindspring.com
sduchene@mindspring.com

http://www.mindspring.com/~sduchene/
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