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    SubjectRe: SATA exceptions with 2.6.20-rc5
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    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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    Cheers,
    Alistair.

    Final year Computer Science undergraduate.
    1F2 55 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, UK.
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