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SubjectRE: Linux-2.4.15-pre9
On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Leif Sawyer wrote:
> >
> > adding the 'pci=biosirq' to my kernel boot command line causes an oops:
>
> Well, you seem to have a buggered BIOS - the oops is actually in the BIOS
> segment, and the BIOS appears to try to re-load the ES segment register
> with some strange non-existing segment.
>
> Your BIOS PCI irq routing routines probably only work in real-mode or
> something like that.

There are bugs in PCI recently... I got a report showing a machine that
booted fine into 2.4.8, but in 2.4.15 reports "this system does not
support PCI" right after it -detects- PCIBIOS successfully. He got
tired of debuggin before I could get more info :(

Jeff



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