Re: BX chipsets and 2.0.34pre

Phil's Kernel Account (
Wed, 20 May 1998 22:31:48 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 20 May 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

#If you are having problems with 2.0.34 then we think (thanks especially to
#Larry Augustin) we've found the problem. Back out the Cyrix patch in
#Intel seem to have cunningly arranged that the Cyrix check stuff using I/O
#0x22/0x23 happens to completely screw the settings on a BX motherboard, making
#2.0.34pre* do weird things.

I'm supposed to be recieving mucho docs on BX this week sometime, as well
as several BX motherboards from an unnamed manufacturer who is not related
to Intel. To be honest, this would NOT surprise me in the least.

#I'll release another prepatch tomorrow (UK time) that will drop the Cyrix
#probing. Hopefully that will sort out the remaining 2.0.34 bug reports on
#the IDE, irq loss and weird crashes with BX

I'd appreciate it if you could email me a copy of the patch as well (I'll
NEVER remember to grab it from ftp.) After I get down to business with
this BX B.S., which I honestly am NOT looking forward to (I know ALL too
well how Intel likes to fsck up chipsets royally on PURPOSE), I SHOULD be
able to produce a workaround that will do a check for BX, and work from
there. BTW, don't believe the hype. BX isn't all that great, from
everything I've seen. Just another excuse to drive up prices s'more. Screw
'em; I'm sticking to my generic cheapo SDRAM. :)

-Phil R. Jaenke ( /
TheGuyInCharge(tm), Ketyra Designs - We get paid to break stuff :)
Linux pkrea.ketyra.INT 2.0.33 #15 Sat Apr 18 00:40:21 EDT 1998 i586
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