Re: test10-pre1 problems on 4-way SuperServer8050

From: Tigran Aivazian (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 08:36:02 EST

On 12 Oct 2000, David Wragg wrote:
> Ok. I'll wait for feedback from Tigran, and if I don't get anything
> negative I'll submit to Linus. The 2.2 version of my patch fixes
> problems for other people, VA Linux have included it in their kernel
> for a while with no problems that have been reported back to me), and
> it's silly that it isn't in 2.4testX. I should have addressed this a
> while ago, but I have my own distractions from kernel hacking.
> Later on, you can send a mtrr.c maintenance patch, if you like.
> I've just caught up on this whole thread, and I don't have any
> objections in principle to Zoltan's patch being used instead of mine,
> though I'd like to take a look at it first.

David, sorry I didn't know that your patch is fundamentally different from
Zoltan's. I will now re-test with your patch and see if it makes my
eepro100 "instabilities" go away.

The performance problems went away as I said earlier, by fiddling with
cache settings in the BIOS. (with and without Zoltan's patch my machine is
now as fast as it can be)


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