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SubjectRe: Sata_via problems in a Vintage2-AE1
[cc'ing Alan and Jean, Hi!]

Leopold Palomo Avellaneda wrote:
> A Divendres 09 Febrer 2007 18:13, Leopold Palomo Avellaneda va escriure:
>> A Divendres 09 Febrer 2007 10:46, Tejun Heo va escriure:
>>> Leopold Palomo Avellaneda wrote:
>>>> Dear people,
>>>>
>>>> I have a barebone Asus Vintage2-AE1 [1]. This box has a mobo Asus
>>>> A8V-MQ. The board has:
>>>> - the Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64.
>>>> - North Bridge: VIA K8M800
>>>> - South Bridge: VIA VT8251
>>>> - VIA Graphics Integrated
>>>> - IDE 2 x UltraDMA 133
>>>> - 4 x Serial ATA
>>>> ...
>>>>
>>>> I'm using the bios version 0206. The 0210 doesn't show me the vga card,
>>>> so I don't have graphics mode. I think that is a buggy bios.
>>>>
>>>> The bios is configured with vt8251 in AHCI mode and bios boot up
>>>> activated, so the hd is recognized in the beginning. I don't have any
>>>> raid, only one hd. The hd is a Maxtor 6V250F0.
>>>>
>>>> I'm using a debian etch but the i386 version. The only way that I can
>>>> use the hd is using a 2.6.16 standard kernel with the modifications
>>>> explained in this page [2]. Basically you have to use their ahci.c and
>>>> sata_via.c. The modifications are small from the original code from Mr
>>>> Jeff Garzik.
>>>>
>>>> I have tried to use the 2.6.18 and 2.6.20rc6 and the result is the
>>>> same. The kernel boots, but when arrives at the ata3,
>>>>
>>>> scsi2 : ahci
>>>> ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
>>>> ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec)
>>>> ata3.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x104)
>>>> .... repeated some times ...
>>>> scsi3 : ahci
>>>> ata4: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
>>>> scsi4 : ahci
>>>> ata4: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
>>>> scsi5 : ahci
>>>> ata6: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
>>>> Done.
>>>> Begin: Mounting root file system... ...
>>>> Begin: Running /scripts/local-top
>>>> ide0: I/O resource 0x3F6-0x3F6 not free.
>>>> ide0: ports already in use, skipping probe.
>>>> ide1: I/O resource 0x376-0x376 not free.
>>>> ide1: ports already in use, skipping probe.
>>>> Done.
>>>> Begin: Waiting for root file system ...
>>> It might be VIA IRQ quirk problem.
>>>
>>> 1. Does giving 'irqpoll' parameter to kernel make any difference?
>> yes. Now it boots. However I'm having a lot of messages:
>> APIC error on CPU0
>> and I begin to have problems with the network card.
>>
>>> 2. Can you give a shot at 2.6.20?
>> yes, I'm doing it now.
>>
>> Thank's a lot. But, why with irqpoll works and without no?
>
> well, I summarize.
>
> With the default options of the kernel I cannot boot in this device with any
> kernel. Only with 2.6.20 and the irqpoll or the 2.6.16 modified files I can
> boot.
>
> I have a lot of APIC error on CPU0.

It seems one of via pci routing quirk problem. Can you give a shot at
'acpi=off' or 'acpi=noirq' without 'irqpoll'?

I dunno much about what's going on there. Alan, Jean, any ideas?

Thanks.

--
tejun
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