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SubjectRe: SATA exceptions with 2.6.20-rc5
On Tuesday 16 January 2007 01:53, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Robert Hancock wrote:
> > I'll try your stress test when I get a chance, but I doubt I'll run into
> > the same problem and I haven't seen any similar reports. Perhaps it's
> > some kind of wierd timing issue or incompatibility between the
> > controller and that drive when running in ADMA mode? I seem to remember
> > various reports of issues with certain Maxtor drives and some nForce
> > SATA controllers under Windows at least..
> Just to eliminate things, has disabling ADMA been attempted?
> It can be disabled using the sata_nv.adma module parameter.

Setting this option fixes the problem for me. I suggest that ADMA defaults off
in 2.6.20, if there's still time to do that.


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