Re: Need help with mtrr & agpgart

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On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 20:14 -0500, Kurt Wall wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 01:52:01AM +0100, Ochal Christophe took 0 lines to write:
> > I've been doing a little digging in my system since i was unable to get
> > DRI running on my current motherboard (see my prior posts regarding a
> > possible bug in agpgart), and i noticed that i don't get any lines
> > in /proc/mtrr expect for my main memory.
> > 
> > The entry seems correct, the size specified is also correct, however, i
> > don't get any write-combining lines.
> > 
> > This is what i get:
> > 
> > eg00: base=0x00000000 ( 0MB), size=1024MB: write-back, count=1
> > 
> > This is what i should get:
> > eg00: base=0x00000000 ( 0MB), size=1024MB: write-back, count=1
> > reg01: base=0xd0000000 (3328MB), size= 128MB: write-combining, count=1
> > reg02: base=0xf0000000 (3840MB), size= 128MB: write-combining, count=1
> I don't get much better on my AMD64 system:
> $ cat /proc/mtrr
> reg00: base=0x00000000 (   0MB), size= 512MB: write-back, count=1
> reg01: base=0x1ff00000 ( 511MB), size=   1MB: uncachable, count=1

I did some more tests, i replaced my Radeon card with an older R128 one,
and enabling DRI makes it crawl, it's worse then windows95 on a 386 :(

It seems there's an incompability with my hardware somewhere, but i
can't put my finger to the exact cause of the system, the only known
recurrence is that agpgart incorrectly specifies the agp aperture size
regardless of AGP card i use, and regardless of my BIOS settings.

With this R128 i *can* enable DRI, but it only sees 8MB of video ram,
the mtrr entry has a write-combining line of 32MB (the incorrect size of
my AGP aperture) and any disk access seems to halt the X server.

I've never had any problem like this before with linux, and i'm stumped
as to how to solve it, hopefully, someone here can provide me with some
more hints & tricks

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