Re: Undo aic7xxx changes (now rc7+aic20030603)

From: Zwane Mwaikambo (
Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 07:51:35 EST

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:

> Uh, do I trust Linus ? ;-) Well, probably I am going to take a look. The whole
> story eats a lot of time as I have to deal with GBs of data for every single
> test.

Cool, i'll wait on that then.

> Can you clarify? Do you mean options "nosmp noapic" or just "noapic" on SMP
> kernel?

Kernel built with CONFIG_SMP and booted with 'noapic' kernel parameter

> Hm, my question is: if it were exclusively an apic problem, why do other
> controllers (in a filesystem environment) work flawlessly. Maybe the driver and
> apic simply have differing opinions in certain race cases, but that does not
> mean that apic is always to blame, does it?

I'm a bit wary of blaming the interrupt routing setup, as i have also
noted that other devices work fine. But we have to be objective and try
and isolate things first. You seem to have a good head start on that.


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