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SubjectRe: How to disable DMA for compact-flash disk?
On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:51:18 -0700
Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to use Fedora 11 with default kernel on an old via system
> that boots from compact flash. DMA is not supported on the CF for
> whatever reason, and in previous kernels, I've always disabled
> DMA, first with ide=nodma, and then later with
> ide_core.nodma=0.0 ide_core.nodma=0.1 ...

Fedora switched to libata some releases ago so

libata.dma=n

0 - off
1 - disk only

+ 2 disk/CD
+ 4 disk/CD/CFA

(so you can turn DMA off just for CFA devices providing they admit they
are CFA)



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