Re: Oops in 2.6.10-rc1 (almost solved)

From: Matt Domsch
Date: Thu Nov 11 2004 - 17:50:21 EST

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 05:40:54PM -0600, Matt Domsch wrote:
> OK, thanks, that helps. From the diff of those dmesg:
> -BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 16 devices found
> +BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 6 devices found

As Linus points out, those are the magic numbers in EDD for number of
device entries stored. Your BIOS seems to be reporting that is has
more devices than it does, or the EDD assembly is horked in a way I
have not yet deciphered.

> I'll review the assembly again to see where I could have miscounted,
> and see how that may affect the EDD sysfs exports. Likely no answer
> from me before tomorrow though.

I haven't been able to find a solution to your problem yet, and given
some external time constraints I've got, won't be able to look into
this again for another week or more.


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions &
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