Re: via rhine bug? (timeouts and resets)

From: Christian Guggenberger (
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 12:06:34 EST

On 12.02.2003 17:41 Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-02-12 at 14:58, Christian Guggenberger wrote:
> > > o Always set interrupt line with VIA northbridge (me)
> > > | Should fix apic mode problems with USB/audio/net on VIA boards
> > >
> > Can you please send a patch against 2.5.60, cause I would like to test
> these
> > IO APIC things on my via board. 2.4-ac is no choice for me, since patching
> xfs
> > into 2.4-ac is a little bit too painful for me;-)
> At the moment I can't even get 2.5.60 to boot so its a bit hard to do any
> work
> on it.
Of course;-)

> Just run via boxes with "noapic" and dont enable the apic stuff on
> single
> cpu systems. Thats as good if not a better test
That's what I'm almost doing since I have this mobo. I have APICs enabled in
both kernel and bios, but IO-APICs disabled. 2.5.60 seems to work for me.
The only thing I'd like to get rid off, are those Interrupt errors in
/proc/interrupts (maybe they are harmless anyway):

   0: 941032 XT-PIC timer
   1: 1927 XT-PIC i8042
   2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
   5: 0 XT-PIC VIA8233
   8: 4 XT-PIC rtc
  10: 14946 XT-PIC ide2, eth0
  12: 29425 XT-PIC i8042
  14: 7525 XT-PIC ide0
  15: 36 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
LOC: 940979
ERR: 914

They won't go away with noapic, too.

With IO-APICs the ERR count would stay at 0. (but then most onboard devices
wouldn't work)
That's why i asked for that APIC patch in my previous mail.

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