Re: AWE32 RAM detection problem

Aaron Tiensivu (
Sun, 22 Nov 1998 14:37:16 -0500

> Thats interesting. My guess would be timing. Is this true both for SMP and
> uniprocessor builds and does sticking "delay++" before the line
> /* sample counter */
> awe_set_cmd(AWE_WC_Cmd);
> clock = (unsigned short)inw(port);
> (in awe_wait()) change the behaviour ?

Another guess is motherboard IO aliasing, although if it worked with
previous versions, I'm not sure why it would suddenly break. I had one
motherboard in particular that the AWE driver would find random amounts of
memory on the AWE32. Stick the same card in another system and it would find
the correct amount.

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