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Re: [PATCH, RESEND] Add MWI workaround for Tulip DC21143

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RESEND] Add MWI workaround for Tulip DC21143
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 10:32:13 +0100 (CET)
Cc: Francois Romieu <romieu@fr.zoreil.com>, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>, netdev@vger.kernel.org, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 12:15:30AM +0100, Francois Romieu wrote:
> 
> > [...]
> > > Does anyone have comments regarding this patch?  I received
> > > confirmation from a number of Debian users that this patch
> > > significantly improves the lockup situation on Cobalt, so
> > > it would be nice if it could go in.
> > 
> > I'll queue it with the pending de2104x fix(es ?) during my next
> > upkeep.
> 
> I'm just not convinced of having such a workaround as a build option.
> The average person building a a kernel will probably not know if the
> option needs to be enabled or not.

Indeed, if it's mentioned in the errata of the chip, the driver should take
care of it.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

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