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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64: fix problems due to use of "outb" to port 80 on some AMD64x2 laptops, etc.
Hello,

On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 23:29:55 +0000
Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:13:46 -0800
> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
>
> > Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > On Fri 2007-12-14 10:02:57, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >
> > How long will that take to boot on a 386?
>
> Well the dumb approach to fix that would seem to be to initialise it to
>
> cpu->family 3 -> 50MHz 4 -> 300Mhz 5-> etc...

Just an idea : from what I've read, the problem (port 80 hanging) only occurs
on 'modern' machines... So why not :
- use port 80 for old CPUs (PII, PIII) where it has never really been
a problem,
- use the cpu->family to do a best match for CPU freq
thus we could avoid increasing boot time too much...

Paul




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