Configuration problem with ide-cs

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at
Mon Jul 7 16:59:04 EDT 2008

Dominik Brodowski wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Jul 05, 2008 at 09:19:18AM -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
>> I just upgraded from openSUSE 10.0 to 10.3 on an older laptop. When I did, my 
>> auxiliary IDE disk interface stopped working. I don't think it is a kernel 
>> problem as I was successfully using 2.6.25 kernels before the change.
> Hm... is there a file /etc/pcmcia/config.opts ? And does running
> pcmcia-socket-startup (either located in /lib/udev/pcmcia-socket-startup or
> in {/usr}/sbin/pcmcia-socket-startup) help? The problem is that this is a
> system where an userspace-based database needs to tell the kernel what
> ioports and iomem are available to be used for the PCMCIA subsystem. This
> data is still stored in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts, and lspcmica -vvv shouldn't
> say
>                          Available ioports:      --none--
>                          Available iomem:        --none--
> if this resource database was "sent" to the kernel.

Thanks, Dominik. That took care of my "unable to map high memory" problem; 
however, there is still something wrong with the kernel. I'm in the process of 
bisecting that now. I'm down to ~6000 changes. Too bad that machine is slow. It 
takes about 24 hours per bisection. Only 12-13 to go. The good part is that I 
only use that machine for testing.

I also have to determine the best place to put the pcmcia-socket-startup call in 
the boot process.


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