Subject: boot problems on VIA EPIA boards - patch
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Gavan Fantom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/04/2005 12:28:01
For those folks with non-booting EPIA boards, could you please try this
It works on my ML5000, and I'd like to get some data on whether it works
for other people, too.
Also, here's a challenge. If you can come up with a satisfactory
explanation of *why* this patch works, and some experiments to
demonstrate the correctness of the explanation, you get a cookie.
My assessment is that this is a CPU bug, and that this patch is flushing
internal buffers that the ljmp should have done. Again, why the 1.6
bootloader didn't hit this bug, I don't know.
Any theories or opinions welcome!
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