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    SubjectRe: 2.4.0test-9: IDE problems

    Also set this option "CONFIG_IDEDMA_IVB" because you are in the
    transistion period of drive manufacturing.

    On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Chris Evans wrote:

    >
    > On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Andre Hedrick wrote:
    >
    > > Basically you have drive that caught in the word93 rules change.
    > >
    > > However, the error you got were real and the kernel did properly respeed
    > > the drive to one step slower. The problem above prevented you from going
    > > from ATA66 to ATA44, thus you fell to ATA33.
    > >
    > > You RHS 7.0 kernel does not have all the fallback and rules testing to
    > > keep things running the very best and in the safest way. Also you do not
    > > have the rules for testing if the driver/host/device register and report
    > > that all signals are valid and stable.
    >
    > Yes, I had some "interesting" modifications to a lot of my /usr when I
    > tried to activate UDMA4 under RH7.0 (I don't believe my hardware is
    > capable of UDMA4!)
    >
    > > If you did not set TUNING option if the chipset has it specifically
    > > flagged then you will not be able to retune the chipset/drive and the IO
    > > will be out of sync.
    >
    > Shortly after my first post, I noticed and activated the Intel PIIX4
    > support + tuning. This got rid of the nasty errors but didn't get my
    > 17Mb/sec.
    >
    > Trying your patch now.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Chris
    >

    Andre Hedrick
    The Linux ATA/IDE guy

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