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SubjectRe: IRQ Routing Problem on ALi Chipset Laptop (HP Pavilion N5425)
On Tue, 2001-12-11 at 02:14, Pavel Machek wrote:
> The patch should contain:
> > The "honor the irq mask" approach (works on my machine):
> > --- /home/cbell/linux-2.4/arch/i386/kernel/pci-irq.c Fri Dec 7 01:51:41 2001
> > +++ /home/cbell/linux-2.4-test/arch/i386/kernel/pci-irq.c Sat Dec 8 21:04:37 2001
> > @@ -581,6 +581,7 @@
> > * reported by the device if possible.
> > */
> > newirq = dev->irq;
> > + if (!((1 << newirq) & mask)) newirq = 0;
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> printk(KERN_ERR "$PIR table inconsistent; chipset dependend code told
> us interrupt is at %d, but irq mask is %lx\n", dev->irq, newirq);
> We should never ever workaround BIOS problem without complaining.

It may not be a bios problem. mask = (info->irq[pin].bitmap &
pcibios_irq_mask). So an IRQ might not match the mask because the user
specified a more restrictive mask than the $PIR table.

I suppose we could use a second variable (pir_mask?) that didn't get &'d
with pcibios_irq_mask to do the checks.

Ideas, anyone?

> Otherwise patch looks sane. Did you try submitting it to
> linus/marcelo?

Not yet. Wanted to do a bit more testing, especially considering the
pcmcia problems people have had. Do your pcmcia difficulties occur
without the patch, as well?

I'll test my 16-bit pcmcia modem/nic with my pcmcia scsi adapter, and
see if I get the same breakage.

Has anyone tried dual cardbus cards?


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