Re: PnP BIOS + 2.4.9-ac16 = no boot

Stelian Pop (
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 16:02:52 +0200

On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 09:47:43AM -0400, Thomas Hood wrote:

[ Some detailed PnP BIOS driver explication snipped]
> I attach a revised patch which cuts out proc support. Hopefully
> this will allow your kernel to boot. This is just a hack; I'll
> submit a proper fix to Alan later.

I confirm that the revised patch makes a bootable kernel for me.

> Stelian: Your report made me go back and look at something Alan
> told me earlier about Vaio laptops. At the time I didn't fully
> understand what he meant when he said:
> > If you query the current device status on a Vaio and some other boxes
> > using the 32bit API your computer dies horribly shortly afterwards.
> I didn't realize that he meant the "current" configuration as
> opposed to the "boot" configuration. Stupid of me.
> - pnp_proc_init();
> + // pnp_proc_init();

What about making a conditional on 'is_sony_vaio_laptop' here ?
(but you need to extends the conditionnal export of this variable
from dmi_scan.c / i386_ksyms.c).


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