Problems with fdc0 w/Athlon and via chipset. Floppy isn't recognized.

M. Warner Losh imp at
Sun Aug 22 20:31:08 PDT 2004

In message: <20040822194550.L94593 at>
            Doug White <dwhite at> writes:
: On Sun, 22 Aug 2004, Edwin Culp wrote:
: > I've been seeing this problem for some time.  I've seen other
: > folks comment about it also.  I'm wondering if it is operator
: > error or if there really is a problem.
: >
: > fdc0: <floppy drive controller> port
: > 0x3f7,0x3f4-0x3f5,0x3f2-0x3f3 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
: > fdc0: I/O to control range incorrect
: > device_attach: fdc0 attach returned 6
: >
: > I see this on all my athlon/via machines.  I'm running current as
: > yesterday.
: Your BIOS writer is on crack. I think Nate was working on a hack to glue
: the ranges together to work around this.

Actually, Nate's hack doesn't glue things together like this.  I have
a preliminary patch ready for this problem before phk committed the
rewrite of fdc, which I need to merge into the current fdc.


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