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Subjectsiimage driver status
Hello all,
I have an Asus A7V8X Deluxe motherboard with a couple of WD Raptor
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 reports
this on bootup:

Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
idebus=xx
NFORCE2: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:09.0
NFORCE2: chipset revision 162
NFORCE2: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
AMD_IDE: Bios didn't set cable bits corectly. Enabling workaround.
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
idebus=xx
AMD_IDE: PCI device 10de:0065 (nVidia Corporation) (rev a2) UDMA100
controller o
n pci00:09.0
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
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
hda: SAMSUNG SP4002H, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c02f6d40, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdc: _NEC CD-RW NR-9300A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: JLMS XJ-HD166S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hde: WDC WD360GD-00FNA0, ATA DISK drive
hdg: WDC WD360GD-00FNA0, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
ide2 at 0xe0800080-0xe0800087,0xe080008a on irq 11
ide3 at 0xe08000c0-0xe08000c7,0xe08000ca on irq 11
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 78242976 sectors (40060 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=4870/255/63,
UDMA(100)
hde: attached ide-disk driver.
hde: host protected area => 1
hde: 72303840 sectors (37020 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=4500/255/63
hdg: attached ide-disk driver.
hdg: host protected area => 1
hdg: 72303840 sectors (37020 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=4500/255/63
hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
hdd: attached ide-scsi driver.
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
hde: unknown partition table
hdg: unknown partition table
The nforce2 ide controller works great, as does the drive on it. When I
try to use either of the drives on the siimage controller, it brings
everything else on my system to a temporary halt, and hdparm -t reports
about 1.3MB/sec reads. This is a bummer, as I was hoping to RAID 0 them
together and make them my boot drives :)

If I try and enable DMA, the machine instantly hardlocks.

I'm running debian sarge, if it matters.

Is there anything I should try, or is the siimage driver just still very
early on in its development? I would be more than happy to beta- (or
alpha) test code, or give developers access to my box if testbed platforms
are needed. Whatever I can do to make it work :)

Thanks very much in advance
-Josiah

Computer Guy
Hampshire College School of NS
Amherst, MA 01002

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