Re: Microstar MS-6163 blacklist

Date: Sat Jun 14 2003 - 06:00:46 EST

On Fri, 13 Jun 2003 20:46:46 -0500, Ryan Underwood wrote:
>In other news, I noticed recently that the IO-APIC on my MS-6163
>BX-Master was being disabled at boot by the kernel, due to a recently
>introduced blacklist:
>{ apm_kills_local_apic, "Microstar 6163",
>Consulting mailing list archives indicated that there is some sort of
>problem with the IO-APIC on the MS-6163 Pro and APM events. However,
>this seems a rather clumsy fix to the problem, since it disabled the
>IO-APIC on _all_ MS-6163 boards rather than just the Pro, and also
>regardless of whether APM support is even enabled (I don't enable it and
>don't use it at all).

I added this blacklist rule last spring, but I'm also about to
submit a patch to Linus and Marcelo to remove it and the AL440LX
blacklist rule. You can read the full explanation then; suffice
it to say that using APM's DISPLAY_BLANK with certain graphics
cards causes hangs if the local APIC is enabled. You can just
remove the MS-6163 Pro blacklist rule for now.

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