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    SubjectRe: Silicon Image 3112A SATA trouble
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    On Sunday 30 of November 2003 18:08, Jens Axboe wrote:
    > On Sun, Nov 30 2003, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
    > > > Yes, it would be better to have a per-drive (or hwif) extra limiting
    > > > factor if it is needed. For this case it really isn't, so probably not
    > > > the best idea :)
    > > >
    > > > > Tangent: My non-pessimistic fix will involve submitting a single
    > > > > sector DMA r/w taskfile manually, then proceeding with the remaining
    > > > > sectors in another r/w taskfile. This doubles the interrupts on the
    > > > > affected chipset/drive combos, but still allows large requests. I'm
    > > > > not terribly
    > > >
    > > > Or split the request 50/50.
    > >
    > > We can't - hardware will lock up.
    >
    > I know the problem. Then don't split 50/50 to the word, my point was to
    > split it closer to 50/50 than 1 sector + the rest.

    Oh, I understand now and agree.

    --bart

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