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SubjectRe: data corruption with nvidia chipsets and IDE/SATA drives // memory hole mapping related bug?!
On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 01:29:25PM -0700, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Mon Dec 11, 2006 at 10:24:02AM +0100, Karsten Weiss wrote:
> > We could not reproduce the data corruption anymore if we boot
> > the machines with the kernel parameter "iommu=soft" i.e. if we
> > use software bounce buffering instead of the hw-iommu.
> I just realized that booting with "iommu=soft" makes my pcHDTV
> HD5500 DVB cards not work. Time to go back to disabling the
> memhole and losing 1 GB. :-(

That points to a bug in the driver (likely) or swiotlb (unlikely), as
the IOMMU in use should be transparent to the driver. Which driver is

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