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    Subject[FIXED] Re: 2.4.0test-9: IDE problems

    On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

    > > > 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!)
    >
    > The 2.2 kernel we ship doesnt have the ide patches either so Im not suprised
    > it got upset 8)

    OK, so in case anyone is tracking open issues, this was "pilot error". My
    motherboard only does ATA33 (UDMA2). It just happens to work under ATA44
    (UDMA3).

    Since ATA44 is out of my machine's spec, and could corrupt data, the 2.4
    kernel is correct to reject attempts to set UDMA3.[1]

    Cheers
    Chris

    [1] But if you're mad, you can still boot with idex=ata66 and force the
    issue.

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