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SubjectRe: Re[2]: [PATCH] Athlon bug stomper. Pls apply.
On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 05:31:36PM +0300, Liakakis Kostas wrote:
> It seems to fix the stability problem. We don;t know why, but
> experimetation shows that those _with_ the problem are relieved. This is
> fine! We are happy with it.
>
> We write to a register marked as "don't write" by Via. This is potentialy
> dangerous in ways we don't know yet.

Additionally, look at who tested the 'fix' up to now: Probably only
people who had a problem before. And for all of them, the problem got
fixed. But do we know what happens if we use this 'fix' on a computer
that is not broken? No. Perhaps it breaks when we apply the 'fix'?

OTOH, I think there are only two ways to find out: Either we put the
'fix' into a mainline kernel (linux -pre kernel or -ac kernel should
be enough) as a default and look if somebody starts complaining, or
we convince VIA to tell us what the register in question really does.

Jan

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