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    SubjectRe: Triton DMA
    On Fri, 28 Nov 1997, mlord wrote:

    > You can still turn it on (hdparm -d1), and it will mostly work
    > but without full error detection/correction.

    In this case is it using standard DMA (as in -X34 )

    > > OTOH linux and the bios both start my ST51270A on pio 4, which seems
    > > clearly correct as turning on DMA gives occasional timing errors.
    > Linux does NOT set PIO modes on drives (unless you use hdparm to do it),
    > so I am not sure what you meant by that.

    What I meant was that Linux disables DMA on boot, so the drive defaults to
    its fastest PIO mode.

    Shaw Carruthers -
    London SW14 7JW UK
    This is not a sig( with homage to Magritte).

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