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From: Maxwell Spangler <>
To: Jan Kasprzak <>
Cc: <>
Subject: Re: AMD 768 erratum 10 (solved: AMD 760MPX DMA lockup)
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 17:47:45 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Does this mouse have to be actively used...

Could one plug a cheap ps/2 mouse into that port and yet continue to use a USB 
mouse if X is configured to use it?

What is actually happening that causes the ps/2 mouse to cure this or any 
other problem of this nature?


On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Jan Kasprzak wrote:

> 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.
> -Yenya
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Maxwell Spangler                                                
Program Writer                                              
Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.                         
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area 

  reply	other threads:[~2002-09-30 21:42 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
2002-09-30 21:47   ` Maxwell Spangler [this message]
  -- 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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