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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Intel 830 support for agpgart
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On Tue, 2001-10-02 at 09:10, Christof Efkemann wrote:
> Yes, that seems to work as well. Although there are two minor things I
> noticed:
> - First, intel_generic_setup sets num_aperture_sizes to 7, while the i830
> has only 4 valid values (32 to 256 MB).
> - Second, when intel_generic_configure clears the error status register, it
> resets bits 8, 9 and 10. With an i830 it should clear bits 2, 3 and 4.
>
> So I'm not sure if this works in general, or could it cause errors on other
> systems?

It will probably work fine on all systems, but its not the right way to
go IMO. Your original implementation was better.

However, I am still disliking the multiple function idea. Same thing
with the i840. The only real difference is those defines.

A _very_ simple solution, IF we had separate CONFIG statements for each
i8xx (or at least one for i830, one for i840, and one for the rest)
would be:

/* all the normal defines here */
#ifdef CONFIG_AGP_I830
#undef whatever_define_i830_is_different_on
#define whatever xxx
/* etc */
#endif
#ifdef CONFIG_AGP_I840
#undef whatever
#define whatever xxx
/* etc */
#endif

and then, voila, we have but one setup function! we can remove all the
unique i830 and i840 muck...

Is seperate config statements a problem? We already have multiple ones
for the i810/i815 on/off-board versions...Hmm.

--
Robert M. Love
rml at ufl.edu
rml at tech9.net

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