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Subject[tip:x86/urgent] x86, setup: When probing memory with e801, use ax/bx as a pair
Commit-ID:  39b68976ac653cfdc7f872a293e8b7928de2dcc6
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/39b68976ac653cfdc7f872a293e8b7928de2dcc6
Author: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
AuthorDate: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:52:37 -0700
Committer: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
CommitDate: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:52:37 -0700

x86, setup: When probing memory with e801, use ax/bx as a pair

When we use BIOS function e801 to probe memory, we should use ax/bx
(or cx/dx) as a pair, not mix and match. This was a typo during the
translation from assembly code, and breaks at least one set of
machines in the field (which return cx = dx = 0).

Reported-and-tested-by: Chris Samuel <chris@csamuel.org>
Fix-proposed-by: Thomas Meyer <thomas@m3y3r.de>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1303566747.12067.10.camel@localhost.localdomain
---
arch/x86/boot/memory.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/memory.c b/arch/x86/boot/memory.c
index cae3feb..db75d07 100644
--- a/arch/x86/boot/memory.c
+++ b/arch/x86/boot/memory.c
@@ -91,7 +91,7 @@ static int detect_memory_e801(void)
if (oreg.ax > 15*1024) {
return -1; /* Bogus! */
} else if (oreg.ax == 15*1024) {
- boot_params.alt_mem_k = (oreg.dx << 6) + oreg.ax;
+ boot_params.alt_mem_k = (oreg.bx << 6) + oreg.ax;
} else {
/*
* This ignores memory above 16MB if we have a memory

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