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1 files changed, 8 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/debugging-via-ohci1394.txt b/Documentation/debugging-via-ohci1394.txt
index fa0151a712f..5c9a567b3fa 100644
@@ -25,9 +25,11 @@ using data transfer rates in the order of 10MB/s or more.
With most FireWire controllers, memory access is limited to the low 4 GB
of physical address space. This can be a problem on IA64 machines where
memory is located mostly above that limit, but it is rarely a problem on
-more common hardware such as x86, x86-64 and PowerPC. However, at least
-Agere/LSI FW643e and FW643e2 controllers are known to support access to
-physical addresses above 4 GB.
+more common hardware such as x86, x86-64 and PowerPC.
+At least LSI FW643e and FW643e2 controllers are known to support access to
+physical addresses above 4 GB, but this feature is currently not enabled by
Together with a early initialization of the OHCI-1394 controller for debugging,
this facility proved most useful for examining long debugs logs in the printk
@@ -101,8 +103,9 @@ Step-by-step instructions for using firescope with early OHCI initialization:
compliant, they are based on TI PCILynx chips and require drivers for Win-
dows operating systems.
- The mentioned kernel log message contains ">4 GB phys DMA" in case of
- OHCI-1394 controllers which support accesses above this limit.
+ The mentioned kernel log message contains the string "physUB" if the
+ controller implements a writable Physical Upper Bound register. This is
+ required for physical DMA above 4 GB (but not utilized by Linux yet).
2) Establish a working FireWire cable connection: