Subject: Re: Install problems with AIC-7899
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Scott Ellis <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/23/2002 12:31:35
On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 09:03:50PM +0200, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> The '..broken' message for sharing an interrupt line with different
> IPLs is misleading; it's not actually broken. It'll work, but
> it's suboptimal, the lower priority interrupt will also block
> the higher priority one on the same line. 

Excellent!  When the bge issue get figured out, I'll throw the soundcard 
back in then, and just take the hit in performance.

> The bge(4) driver is more suspect with regard to causing problems
> than the MP code. There's quite a list of errata (a different one
> for each revision) of the chip on these cards, and the driver
> doesn't address all of them.

Yeah, I see from the driver that the part is chock full of bugs,
however the fact that I've been unable to see any bad behavior in it on
a non-MP system makes it unclear how it could really be a bge issue.

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