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    SubjectRe: Marvell PATA-SATA bridge meets 2.4.x
    Rumi Szabolcs wrote:
    > On Sat, 06 Mar 2004 19:55:00 -0800
    > Mike Fedyk <mfedyk@matchmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Rumi Szabolcs wrote:
    >>
    >>>As it can be seen below, a native SATA150 drive is connected
    >>>to a SATA port implemented using that Marvell chip hooked up
    >>>to the ICH4's parallel ATA133 port and this way the drive is
    >>>only recognized (and used) as UDMA33:
    >>>
    >>>hdc: 312581808 sectors (160042 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=19457/255/63, UDMA(33)
    >>>
    >>>As far as I can remember someone (Jeff Garzik?) suspected the
    >>>SATA cable not being recognized as a 80-conductor thus >=UDMA66
    >>>capable cable. Then it was told that there is a fix underway that
    >>>will be included in the 2.4.23 kernel. The above snippet shows
    >>>that the 2.4.25 kernel still has this problem. Any comments?
    >>
    >>You want to use a 2.6 kernel and talk to Bart, and Jeff about this...
    >
    >
    > Well, I don't really want a 2.6 kernel on that machine (yet) because
    > in my opinion it is not stable enough for a production system.

    What problems are you having?

    >
    > Would it be hard to fix that in 2.4?

    Dunno.
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