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Re: PCMCIA on AMD Alchemy Au1100 boards

To: James Cope <>
Subject: Re: PCMCIA on AMD Alchemy Au1100 boards
From: Pete Popov <>
Date: 15 Dec 2003 09:03:05 -0800
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On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 05:37, James Cope wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering if anyone here can help. I am trying to get PCMCIA 
> support working on a board that is very much like the AMD DB1100. Can 
> anyone confirm if PCMCIA works on the DB1100? I do not have access to 
> one at the moment.
> I am using the linux_2_4 tagged kernel from CVS with the
> pcmcia-cs-3.1.22 card services package. I have applied the 64bit_pcmcia 
> patch to both the kernel and card services code and I have part of the 
> PCMCIA system running. I can use the `cardctl' utility to detect the 
> presence of PCMCIA cards successfully, however the `cardmgr' daemon 
> fails to bind to a socket.
> I have a SanDisk Compact Flash card that I'm trying to access. cardmgr 
> correctly detects this as an ATA/IDE Fixed Disk and calls `modprobe 
> ide_cs.o' which is loading okay. 

If you get the latest 2.4 kernel, the driver is in drivers/ide/legacy
and it's called "ide-cs", not "ide_cs". What version of 2.4 are you

> cardmgr then reports the error ``get 
> dev info on socket 0 failed: Transport endpoint is not connected'' 

Sounds familiar, I think. Sounds like mismatch in the driver name and
the pcmcia config file. If your driver is named ide_cs, the "devinfo"
inside the driver is set to "ide_cs" and that string won't match an
"ide-cs", which is probably what your pcmcia config file has... I'm


> I can supply more detailed logging and status information if needed, 
> but for now I'm wondering if this path has been trodden before? I have 
> searched through the linux-mips mail archive, but I have only been able 
> to confirm the state of Au1500 PCMCIA support.
> Regards,
> James Cope

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