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    SubjectRe: siimage driver status

    From: "Alan Cox" <>

    > On Iau, 2003-05-29 at 15:32, Wm. Josiah Erikson wrote:
    > > hard drives that I'm trying to get to work with linux 2.4.21-rc6. The
    > > problem I'm having is that it's REALLY slow and crashy. The kernel
    > > this on bootup:
    > I'm running the siimage driver fine with several drives. Your setup is
    > intriguing in that the BIOS has chosen to leave the drives in PIO mode
    > > SiI3112 Serial ATA: IDE controller at PCI slot 01:0b.0
    > > SiI3112 Serial ATA: chipset revision 2
    > > SiI3112 Serial ATA: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    > > ide2: MMIO-DMA , BIOS settings: hde:pio, hdf:pio
    > > ide3: MMIO-DMA , BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:pio
    > Really the SATA drives ought to have come up in UDMA

    I have Asus A7N8X deluxe too, and I reported this issue with rc4.
    I'm running one IBM vancouver2 180gxp drive on SIL3112A, and I always have
    PIO on boot.
    I can enable DMA manually and it works good, but I can bet if I connect
    second hdd in RAID
    with this I already have, I'll get all problems described above!!! My friend
    also runs succesfully ONE
    hdd in DMA on the same ASUS on sata, but connecting seconf drive blows
    everything away..


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