Subject: Re: Problems with Promise IDE controllers (and a solution!)
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/11/2000 16:13:45
On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 06:06:00PM -0400, Nathan J. Williams wrote:

 > For what it's worth, this problem (PCI devices which ignore the top 16
 > bits of their BAR) also occurs with the original Ensoniq AudioPCI (the
 > 1370 chip, not the 1371 or any of the 137x in the SoundBlaster product
 > line). Unfortunately, it's also been blessed in the PCI 2.2 spec as an
 > OK thing to do. So, according to the current PCI spec, this is really
 > a bug in the SRM :(

Is there ANY way for software to detect chips that do this?!

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>