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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 <> 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?

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