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SubjectRe: [PATCH] again: Re: Athlon kernel crash (i686 works)
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ohhh thanks for the real time response. It's the first time I'm posting
to this mailing list.
Could I try to patch also 2.4.10 kernel? This patch will be included in
kernel 2.4.11?

----- Original Message -----
From: "VDA" <VDA@port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua>
To: "Marco Berizzi" <pupilla@hotmail.com>;
<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 1:45 PM
Subject: [PATCH] again: Re: Athlon kernel crash (i686 works)


> Oh no.
>
> Anybody still insist that 'Athlon bug' patch is not to be
> included into mainstream kernel?
> If someone doesn't like it, feel free to make it a config
> option (enabled by default!) and submit an updated patch.
> My original patch against 2.4.9 is at the end.
>
> Tuesday, October 09, 2001, 11:32:24 AM,
> "Marco Berizzi" <pupilla@hotmail.com> wrote:
> MB> I updated my motherboard from ASUS A7V to ABIT KT7A (VIA Apollo
KT133A
> MB> chipset). The kernel I had (2.4.10) started crashing on boot
usually
> MB> right after starting init. I tryed a i686 kernel and noticed it
works
> MB> OK, so I recompiled my crashy kernel only switching the processor
type
> MB> and it also worked. Changed it back to Athlon/K7/Duron and it
starts
> MB> crashing.
>
> MB> I also search the mailing list. My mother board is KT7A series
v1.3 with
> MB> bios revision 4T (I also try with 3N, same results). K7 at
1333MHz. BIOS
> MB> settings are default (except I have disabled all BIOS/video
shadow).
> MB> After flash I also reset CMOS via hardware jumper.
>
> MB> Is there any solution to this (except compiling kernel for 6x86)?
> --
> Best regards, VDA
> mailto:VDA@port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua
>
> --- pci-pc.c.orig Sun Aug 12 15:54:07 2001
> +++ pci-pc.c Tue Sep 18 16:45:21 2001
> @@ -948,6 +948,26 @@
> d->irq = 9;
> }
>
> +/* Fixes some oopses on Athlon optimized
> + * fast_copy_page when it uses 'movntq's
> + * instead of 'movq's on Athlon/Duron optimized kernels.
> + * Bit 7 at offset 0x55 seems to be responsible:
> + * > Device 0 Offset 55 - Debug (RW)
> + * > Bits 7-0: Reserved (do not program). default = 0
> + * ABIT KT7A 3R BIOS: 0x89 (oopses)
> + * ABIT KT7A YH BIOS: 0x00 (works)
> + */
> +static void __init pci_fixup_athlon_bug(struct pci_dev *d)
> +{
> + u8 v;
> + pci_read_config_byte(d, 0x55, &v);
> + if(v & 0x80) {
> + printk(KERN_NOTICE "Stomping on Athlon bug.\n");
> + v &= 0x7f; /* clear bit 55.7 */
> + pci_write_config_byte(d, 0x55, v);
> + }
> +}
> +
> struct pci_fixup pcibios_fixups[] = {
> { PCI_FIXUP_HEADER, PCI_VENDOR_ID_INTEL,
> PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82451NX, pci_fixup_i450nx },
> { PCI_FIXUP_HEADER, PCI_VENDOR_ID_INTEL,
> PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82454GX, pci_fixup_i450gx },
> @@ -961,6 +981,7 @@
> /* Our bus code shouldnt need this fixup any more. Delete once
> verified */
> { PCI_FIXUP_HEADER, PCI_VENDOR_ID_COMPAQ,
> PCI_DEVICE_ID_COMPAQ_6010, pci_fixup_compaq },
> #endif
> + { PCI_FIXUP_HEADER, PCI_VENDOR_ID_VIA,
> PCI_DEVICE_ID_VIA_8363_0, pci_fixup_athlon_bug },
> { PCI_FIXUP_HEADER, PCI_VENDOR_ID_UMC,
> PCI_DEVICE_ID_UMC_UM8886BF, pci_fixup_umc_ide },
> { PCI_FIXUP_HEADER, PCI_VENDOR_ID_SI,
> PCI_DEVICE_ID_SI_5513, pci_fixup_ide_trash },
> { PCI_FIXUP_HEADER, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID,
> pci_fixup_ide_bases },
>
>
>
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