Re: [PATCH] x86_64 VIA chipset IOAPIC fix

From: Chris Cheney
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 22:07:22 EST

On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 07:34:34PM -0800, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> Hi Andi & Len,
> Sorry for cross posting all over the place, I tried to CC some people who have
> been bugged by this bug.
> I finally got the IOAPIC working on my eMachines m6805 amd64 laptop with the
> following patch. I have not tried it on any other machines, so can you guys
> please check the sanity and make the necessary changes if needed?
> This fixes at least ACPI bug 2090:
> Might fix some other x86 VIA bugs too?

Is this actually a "VIA" fix or a just workaround for the broken Arima
bios? I noticed that the Arima bios seems to be pretty buggy in some
other aspects as well.

BTW - Does this also solve the problem with needing USB to be compiled
directly into the kernel in 64bit mode?


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