[Bug 2944] Cardbus cards not seen on ti1620 cardbus controler

Alex Kavanagh alex at tinwood.homelinux.org
Fri Apr 21 14:14:29 EDT 2006


At Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:32:12 +0200 (CEST),
Bernhard Kaindl wrote:
> Hi,
> > > I've applied the cardbus patch to a 2.6.16-ck3 kernel with an additional patch
> > > that adds the detection of the U630 Merlin G3 card I have.
> ...
> > > [4513524.893000] Yenta: Raising subordinate bus# of parent bus (#06) from #06 to #0a
> > 
> > Indeed, this is the message which I expected, that part is fine as you also found.
> Thanks for testing the patch, but I have one thing left to clear up:
> My current understanding is this:
> As long as you do not insert a CardBus (32-bit PCI) cards into your
> Laptop's PC-Card Slot, you should never need pci=assign-busses or
> the patch which I posted in bug 2944 unless your PCI confguration
> is completely broken, on your Laptop it just nees s small fixup
> for CardBus Cards only.

Oh, I didn't know this.  Maybe I should have suspected this because
even pre-patch, the CIS was readable from the card.  At least the
patch doesn't break my set-up! :-)

> At least if my patch in 2944 alone would change behaviour with just
> 16-bit ISA PCMCIA cards like your U630 Merlin UMTS Serial Modem card,
> I'd be very surprised - and would need an explanation to understand
> it.

I agree - I don't think it has changed the behaviour.  I'm booting
without pci=assign-busses and my serial uart problem remains but I can
access the cards CIS, ExCA registers, etc.

> I think I have read somewhere that pci=assign-busses did change something
> for 16-bit ISA PCMCIA cards, but I have not seen debug info (lspci -vv)
> which would confirm that. At least I would like to know if such cases
> to see if I can fix them too without an additional boot parameter.
> In my current opinion, at least my patch in bug 2944 should change
> nothing regarding the use of 16-bit ISA PCMCIA Cards, at least not
> on all the PCI configs which I have looked so far.

Okay, thanks for the explanation.  I wish I had a 32-bit card to test
it with - Sorry.


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