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SubjectRE: st corruption with 2.4.3-pre4
On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Stefano Coluccini wrote:
> > I'm still waiting for other reports of st/sym53c8xx on PPC under
> > 2.4.x. BTW,
> > does it work on other big-endian platforms, like sparc?
>
> I don't know if it is the same problem, but ...
> I have a Motorola MVME5100 (PowerPC 750 based CPU) with a mezzanine PCI
> based on the sym53c875 chip. I'm using the 2_5 kernel from fmslabs and the
> first time I have downloaded the kernel all works fine, while in a
> successive update the sym53c8xx driver was changed and my board don't work
> anymore. The driver hangs on downloading the SCSI scripts.
> I'm not a SCSI driver expert, so I've solved the problem installing the old
> version of the driver.
> Tom Rini says to me that it happened when he have merged some updates from
> the 2_4 tree, so I think my problem is related to the latest updates to the
> driver.

This is a different problem. You have to do the equivalent of what
process_bridge_ranges()/pci_process_OF_bridge_ranges() (the function got
renamed recently) does for your machine. Else PCI memory space won't work.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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