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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4 Status
   Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 13:19:43 +0200
From: Jamie Lokier <>

Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> * Use PCI DMA by default in IDE is unsafe (must not do so on via
> VPx, x > 3) (requires chipset tuning to be enabled according to
> Andre Hedrick)

I had a VP2/97 which always hung the machine eventually, when PCI DMA
was enabled. However with hdparm -X34 -d1, it was reliable. Is that
handled in the chipset tuning?

I mention this because x < 3.

This is a typo in the list; it should be "x < 3". My fault, I screwed
up while converting the list to HTML format.

- Ted

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