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SubjectRe: 2.4.19pre2aa2
On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 09:11:14AM +0100, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 11 2002, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 03:34:52PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > > Only in 2.4.19pre2aa2: 00_amd-viper-7441-guessed-1
> > > >
> > > > Let amd74xx recognize the 7441 amd chipset, it works and I needed it
> > > > mainly to set ->highmem = 1 and to skip the bounce buffers on my
> > > > desktop. (Tried also mode 5 and it failed, so I #undef __CAN_MODE_5
> > > > back)
> > >
> > > The correct AMD 7441 fixes are in the IDE patch and have been for a few
> > > months. They were supplied by AMD and work a treat. I don't believe there is
> > > any reason they require the new IDE infrastructure. They are howeve 32bit
> > > still so the 64bit IDE will be nice
> >
> > thanks for the info. I will merge the IDE patch then (with the
> > additional modification to enable high-IO, that is why I looked into
> > it). btw, while making that change, I was also wondering that it would
> > be simpler to enable the highio in the common ide-dma part, rather than
> > in the chipsets tunings, the highio is completly unrelated to the fact
> > we compile amd7xxx or viaxxx into the kernel or not. but I didn't made
> > that change because the amd7xxx driver was working fine for me and also
> > because of possibly broken chipsets with the 31th bit of the bus address
> > disconnected, just to stay on the very safe side and not to trigger
> > hardware (not software) bugs.
>
> We can probably safely just drop the highio flag in the hwif now. I just
> added it way back then as a safeguard, it might be a better idea to just
> have potentially buggy chipsets set their dma mask appropriately and let
> ide-dma enable the right bounce address (if any).
>
> I'll update the block-highmem for 2.4.19-pre3 now that the IDE merge is
> in.

I will send you my latest version, you probably want to hack on top of
it I think, I synched up the VM part and fixed some silly bug (like
pages_to_phys on alpha).

Andrea
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