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From: Jan Kasprzak <>
To: Manfred Spraul <>
Cc: Dave Jones <>,, Alan Cox <>
Subject: Re: AMD 768 erratum 10 (solved: AMD 760MPX DMA lockup)
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 08:46:01 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>; from on Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 06:08:13PM +0200

Manfred Spraul wrote:
: The errata is not PS/2 mouse specific:
: it says that the io apic doesn't implement masking interrupts correctly.

	Yes, but it says that problem has not been observed when running
with PS/2 mouse. Which is exactly what I observe on my system.
: Linux uses masking aggressively - disable_irq() is implemented by 
: masking the interrupt in the io apic. I'm surprised that this doesn't 
: cause frequent problems.

	The errata does not say that the interrupt masking in the IO-APIC
does not work in all situations. I read it as the lock-up (caused by
nonfunctional IRQ masking) sometimes occurs, nobody knows when,
and it has been observed on some Netware boxes w/o the PS/2 mouse.
Maybe even AMD does not know exactly what is going on there.

: Regarding Jan's problem: I'm not sure if his problems are related to 
: this errata. It says that using a PS/2 mouse instead of a serial mouse 
: with Novell Netward avoids the hang during shutdown, probably because 
: then netware doesn't mask the irq.

	Yes, it may be a faulty board as well, but I think it is
too close to this AMD errata.


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  reply	other threads:[~2002-09-27  6:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-09-26 16:08 AMD 768 erratum 10 (solved: AMD 760MPX DMA lockup) Manfred Spraul
2002-09-27  6:46 ` Jan Kasprzak [this message]
2002-09-30 21:47   ` Maxwell Spangler
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2002-09-27 14:24 Bruno A. Crespo
2002-09-25 13:24 Jan Kasprzak
2002-09-26 15:08 ` Alan Cox
2002-09-26 15:34   ` Dave Jones
2002-09-26 16:51     ` Alan Cox

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