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SubjectRe: DMA errors - 2.4.22-pre8 - SiS730 - WD800JB
Lionel Bouton wrote:
> On mar, jui 29, 2003 at 09:42:01 -0300, Rob Shortt wrote:

>>ECS K7SEM w/ Athlon XP 2100+
>
>
> This is a SiS based mainboard.
> SiS APIC support was still buggy last time I checked.

Darn. :)

>>Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
>>Found and enabled local APIC!
>
>
> Argh ?

Yeah, that raised some flags for me as well. I was hoping someone would
comment on it.

> Usually disabling local APIC support solves this (sometimes with nasty
> side-effects like huge perf drops or lost peripheral support).
>
> You can quickly try to pass "noapic" to the kernel and report.

Will do, thanks.

>
> There are SiS APIC patches floating around, try looking in the mailing list
> archives, there was a similar problem reported not long ago (for a SiS based
> laptop).

I will look for this as well.

>
> Best regards,
>
> LB.

Thanks for your help, I will try these things later and report back.

-Rob

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