Subject: Re: MPACPI fix (for those who had trouble with it, urgent!)
To: None <>
From: Takayoshi Kochi <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/05/2004 10:28:51

From: Alicia da Conceicao <>
Subject: Re: MPACPI fix (for those who had trouble with it, urgent!)
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 17:18:32 -0400 (EDT)

> Hi Takayoshi:
> I took the lastest 2.0 Beta sources from NetBSD-current this morning
> and replaced the mpacpi.c file with the one you posted to the mailing
> list.
> On my ACPI laptop, I still get the exact same behavour that I had
> with earlier kernels.  Basically with MPACPI, if I still unable to
> use my laptop's PCMCIA slot.

MPACPI is for *multi-processor* based machines.
This time the changes of MPACPI have nothing to do with your PCMCIA.

> So either way, still no functional cardbus/pcmcia on my laptop with
> NetBSD.  BTW, if I try to just use pcmcia* options with pcic*, then
> the kernel still panics, even with PCIBIOS_ADDR_FIXUP disabled.
> My laptop is a "JVC-Victor Interlink MP-XP7310", that I purchased
> in Tokyo Japan last December.
> If you have any additional ACPI patches, please let me know so that
> am continue to test.

I heard many bad reputations about Interlink XP, especially
its brokenness of the BIOS.  Do you update the BIOS to the latest?

I always have precedence for 'making right BIOS work right' over
'making broken BIOSes work', and current NetBSD ACPI has much
to do the right thing.

I don't think I have time to look into Interlink workarounds
unless I buy the one.

Sorry, try at your own risk:)

Takayoshi Kochi