Re: [PATCH for review] [69/145] x86_64: Disable DAC on VIA PCI bridges

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Fri Aug 11 2006 - 15:35:06 EST

On Friday 11 August 2006 21:13, Muli Ben-Yehuda wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 08:51:53AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > I've haven't decided yet. I put it out for review for now at least.
> >
> > I got various reports of the VIA bridges having trouble with DAC over the
> > years, but usually when I asked for confirmation the reporters disappeared.
> > I finally did the patch now because with cheap 2GB DIMMs VIA systems
> > with 4GB (which gives some memory over 4GB) are becomming more common.
> >
> > But again the last reporters disappeared this time.
> >
> > I will probably not sent it off before final confirmation again.
> Ok. I'll give it and the rest of the patches a spin on my systems with
> and without Calgary on Sunday.

At least for this patch it would only make sense if you had a VIA box
with memory >4GB (and most likely it wouldn't have booted before)


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