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Subjectdifference between kernel and bios report on drive status
Hi there:  

I am using PROMISE ultra100 with 2 UDMA66 disks. The PROMIS
bios reports that both disks are using UDMA 4. But during kernel boot On
Fri, 24 Nov 2000, Szabolcs Szakacsits wrote: up, the master disk is using
UDMA 2 only. The reason is that master disk's pci->dma_ultra value is only
0x40f. I hacked the kernel a bit, both hard disk using hardware configued
udma_four though. So I am wondering why not use udma_four as mode
indication? Anyone here knows or
I have to email Andre on this?

By the way, mode4 works much faster.(hdparm -tT):
disk1: udma33, mode2, disk buffer read 14MB/s
disk2: udma66, mode4, disk buffer read 24MB/s

both disks: buffer-cache read 88MB/s

The second disk is only 5400RPM, the first one is 7200RPM. Both comply > >
HOW? to UDMA66. How come the 2nd one is UDMA66, but the first one is > > >
No performance loss, RAM is always fully utilized (except if no swap),
UDMA33? And how come the 2nd is faster than the first one.

I hope this is not a kernel bug.

Fei

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