ACPI SCI flags
kochi at netbsd.org
Mon Apr 26 09:22:02 PDT 2004
From: "Brown, Len" <len.brown at intel.com>
Subject: RE: ACPI SCI flags
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 21:44:56 -0400
> >> > PIC mode:
> >> > force level/low via ELCR always.
> >> Did you find that made a difference on some systems? If so,
> >which ones?
> >> The opinion here was that ELCR is probably EISA-only.
> >Kanaoka-san reported that if SCI is not set level-trigger,
> >the SCI doesn't work properly on his laptop.
> >It (Libretto L3) has ALi chipsets (1543 south bridge).
> >When I tested on my laptop (ThinkPad X31, Intel ICH4),
> >it seemed that the setting of ELCR didn't make any difference, though.
> You mean it doesn't work in either case?
> Testing it via power button?
It DID work in both cases.
> Months ago when Linux did the PIC-mode level/low thing, I had
> A bunch of users test it, and for many the hardware worked
> correctly no matter if ELCR was set to level or edge.
> However, there were others which did care, and only worked
> if level triggered. Most of these had a BIOS that had already
> set the ELCR to level, but some required the OS to do it.
Thanks for the long explanation.
I agree that setting ELCR makes sense.
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