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SubjectRe: 2.6 kernel won't reboot on AMD system - 8042 problem?
Sorry for breaking the thread....

Sascha Wilde wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 02:27:11PM +0200, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 01:31:13AM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > > On Thursday 05 August 2004 07:48 am, David N. Welton wrote:
> > > > By putting a series of 'crashme/reboot' calls into the kernel, I
> > > > narrowed a possibl cause of it down to this bit of code in
> > > > drivers/input/serio.c:753
> [...]
> > > Could you please try the patch below? I am interested in tests both
> > > with and without keyboard/mouse. The main idea is to leave ports that
> > > have been disabled by BIOS alone... The patch compiles but otherwise
> > > untested. Against 2.6.7.
> >
> > Well, this has a problem - plugging a mouse later will never work, as
> > the interface will be disabled by the BIOS if a mouse is not present at
> > boot.
> Is PS/2 supposed to support hotpluging at all? I guess it's not, but I
> may be wrong...

Yes it is, at least with newer (or rather not ancient) hardware...

From what I can see 2.4 does not have this problem because before
toucing the control register it tries to reset the keyboard and
stops if there is not response. I think this also menas that 2.4
does not support keyboard hot-plugging. In 2.6 we do not make any
assumptions on what kind of hardware attached to a port (KBD, mouse)
so reset test probably won't work...

I wonder if simply resetting controller (by passing i8042.reset)
would help in your case?

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