Re: [PATCH/2.6.17-rc4 10/10] bugs fix for marvell SATA on powerp c pl atform

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On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 12:21:36PM -0400, Mark Lord wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> >On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 11:47:11AM -0400, Mark Lord wrote:
> >
> >>Meanwhile, I just booted 2.6.17-rc5-git1 (latest on my Mac G3
> >>box here, and sata_mv seems to be behaving for me (thus far).
> >
> >Mmm, this is a G3, while i have a G4. The G4 does some I/O reordering, 
> >which
> >we don't have with a G3, so this may be the cause. 
> MMmm.. is your G4 using a 64-bit kernel, or a 32-bit kernel?

Ah, no, the G4 is a 32bit processor.

> The driver is a complete unknown (for me, at least) on 64-bit systems,
> as I don't have one (of any processor type) here yet.

I have an Xserve G5, which is a 64bit powerpc machine, and i could try it in
it. I need to get the fans to a usable level first though, as it sounds like
an airplan, and is sitting right beside my desk.

> >Do you have a mac version of the board, with a forth/OF bios in it ? Or a
> >normal PC card, which is thus uninitialized ? 
> The board claims to be "mac" compatible, so it probably has an OF bios on 
> it, but I have not verified this yet.

Yes, probably. This could mean that the board gets initialized for you, but
not for me.


Sven Luther

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