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    SubjectRe: PIIX bug report
    On 13 Jun 1999, Paul Flinders wrote:

    > > Okay this is good to know............but you have a 430FX/HX PIIX3
    > > adapter correct?
    >
    > Yes, the P55T2P4 is a 430HX.
    >
    > If it's any use to you I've copied down the boot messages that I get
    > with CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PIIX=y in 2.3.6
    >
    > Configuring the kernel without CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PIIX is fine as are
    > kernels <= 2.3.3 (I haven't used 2.3.[45]). It takes a power cycle
    > before the TM3200A(hdd) is even recognised by the BIOS after trying to
    > boot.
    >
    > Any minor errors are the result of copying this by hand.
    >
    > Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.19
    > PIIX3: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
    > PIIX3: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    > ide0: BM-DMA at 0xe800-0xe807, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    > ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe808-0xe80f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
    > hda: QUANTUM FIREBALL ST6.4A, ATA DISK drive
    > hdb: LS-120 VER4 06 UHD Floppy, ATAPI FLOPPY drive
    > hdc: Maxtor 90680D4, ATA DISK drive
    > hdd: QUANTUM FIREBALL_TM3200A, ATA DISK drive
    > ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    > ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
    > hda: set_geometry_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    > hda: set_geometry_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }

    Expected an (was in the past) deemed harmless.

    > hda: QUANTUM FIREBALL ST6.4A, 6149MB w/81kB Cache, CHS=784/255/63, (U)DMA
    > hdc: irq timeout status = 0xd0 {Busy}

    This is not deemed harmless.

    > hdc: Maxtor 90680D4, 6485MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=13176/16/63, (U)DMA
    > hdd: status timeout: status = 0xd0 {Busy}

    Nor is not deemed harmless.

    > hdd: drive not ready for command
    > hdd: QUANTUM FIREBALL_TM3200A, 3067MB w/76kB Cache, CHS=6232/16/63, DMA

    The only thing on the upside is that the speeds are correctly set.
    The rest is nasty................sheesh...........

    Most important question............FS intact?????? YES/NO.........

    Does it behave well without the piix.c chipset code?
    If so, and everything is cool..........
    I need a copy of the output from the "lspci" tool.

    lspci -bxxxvv > P55T2P4-430HX.pci

    This will tell me what the BIOS did to solve the 430HX udma
    detection/access errors that I missed in the docs.
    Imperical data is alwasys better than the docs.

    Andre Hedrick
    The Linux IDE guy


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