Re: [PATCH] Chipset addition for the VIA Southbridge workaround /quirk

From: Lee Revell
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 17:44:31 EST

On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 23:05 +0200, Michiel de Boer wrote:
> Also built in is an Creative Labs SB Live! audio device. When i was
> still using windows 98, i experienced corruptions when burning DVD's,
> and after lengthy investigation i discovered i had a buggy
> southbridge.[1]
> Apparently the presence of the SB Live! audio device might even
> accelerate the problem, although it does not actually disappear when
> this PCI card is removed. When i moved to Linux, i decided that
> writing a kernel patch based on the fixup programs i found for windows
> 98 would be appropriate.

Just FYI, the onboard "SBLive" is not a real SBLive! - it uses a newer,
cheaper, and vastly inferior chipset that moves all of the interesting
hardware features of the good old SBLive! into the (Windows) driver.

I would be surprised if it had the same issues as the original emu10k1
chipset, which generated a lot more bus traffic by implementing multiple
stream mixing in hardware.

IOW, this bug is probably unrelated to the SBLive...


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at