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Date:	Thu, 6 Dec 2007 16:42:19 -0800 (PST)
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
cc:	Marco Gatti <>,,
	Greg KH <>, Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>
Subject: Re: Bug: get EXT3-fs error Allocating block in system zone

On Thu, 6 Dec 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
> It disables PCI BARs during sizing.  ISTR Linus opining that this was the
> wrong thing to do?

It looks ok now that it doesn't do it for host controllers. I guess we 
could just apply it.

> ISTR him having opinions on mmconfig too ;)

That piece of unbelievable crap? Have I ever said anything negative about 
something that shitty? I can't imagine having ever badmouthed such a 
mindless and totally broken piece of sh*t hardware/firmware interface.

> We should not require people to use obscure boot options to get their
> machines working.

Arjan swears he'll have a patch for me to only use mmconfig when actually 
appropriate by 2.6.25. In the meantime, the BAR disable is probably worth 

But the disk errors are something else, doesn't ring a bell. Sounds like 
IO corruption on the group descriptor block or something like that. Might 
be worth testing to see if the problem goes away with less than 4GB of 

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