symbol card with orinoco_cs on mpc823

Matthew Locke mlocke at
Fri Aug 2 16:36:49 EST 2002

On Thursday, August 1, 2002, at 11:23 PM, David Gibson wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 02:01:52PM +0800, shaowei dai wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Has anybody tried orinodo_cs 0.11b or 0.12b with success on symbol
>> Spectrum24 High rate11M card on mpc platform?
>> I've tried 2.4.18-pre3 and 2.4.19-rc3 kernel with orinoco driver. It
>> works
>> fine with intersil card. But
>> when i try it on symbol card, it always crashes. After tracing down i
>> find
>> it is caused by hermes_init(). It seems the
>> call to hermes_write_regn(hw,INTEN,0)  cause the crash. The ksymoops
>> also
>> suggest this function. It is just an io write. What can be wrong? And
>> most
>> strange thing is why it doesn't cause any trouble in normal intersil
>> card.
> That's wierd - it is just a register write, so this sounds like a
> low-level problem.  Is something about the card confusing the PCMCIA
> system so it's reporting the wrong IO addresses?  Or maybe the timing
> is a little bit different and something in the slot driver can't cope.

I would guess timing.  I have seen problems between different cards with
the same chipset fail on 8xx.  Usually timing is the culprit.

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