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SubjectRe: 2.4.19-pre7-ac2: Promise Ultra100TX2 broken
> In the late 2.4.19-preX-acY the support for the Promise
> Ultra100TX2 is broken.

Apparently not for everyone. I'm using one such card with
a 20G Western Digital drive on 2.4.19-pre7-ac2 w/o any problems
apart from having to pass 'ide2=ata66' to get the driver to
allow me to use UDMA4/5 (yes, the drive *is* attached using
an 80-wire cable). The U100TX2's BIOS rev. is

kala@liv:~$ uname -a
Linux liv 2.4.19-pre7-ac2-O1-2 #1 Tue Apr 23 19:16:09 CEST 2002 i686 unknown

kala@liv:~$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
00:04.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
00:04.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
00:06.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc.: Unknown device 4d68 (rev 02)
00:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5446 (rev 45)

<snip> -- dmesg excerpt --
PDC20268: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 30
PDC20268: chipset revision 2
PDC20268: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
PDC20268: ATA-66/100 forced bit set (WARNING)!!
ide2: BM-DMA at 0xfcd0-0xfcd7, BIOS settings: hde:pio, hdf:pio
ide3: BM-DMA at 0xfcd8-0xfcdf, BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:pio
hde: WDC WD205BA, ATA DISK drive
ide2 at 0xfcb8-0xfcbf,0xfcca on irq 9
hde: 40088160 sectors (20525 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=39770/16/63, UDMA(66)
Partition check:
hde: [PTBL] [2495/255/63] hde1 hde2 hde3 hde4
<snip> -- dmesg excerpt --

root@liv:~# hdparm -i /dev/hde


Model=WDC WD205BA, FwRev=16.13M16, SerialNo=WD-WM9491625969
Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec SpinMotCtl Fixed DTR>5Mbs FmtGapReq }
RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=57600, SectSize=600, ECCbytes=40
BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=2048kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=off
CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=-66060037, LBA=yes, LBAsects=40088160
IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 *udma4
Drive Supports : Reserved : ATA-1 ATA-2 ATA-3 ATA-4

Email me should you need my '.config'.


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