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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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