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    SubjectRe: VIA chipset discussion
    On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Andy Galasso wrote:

    > I'm not sure how relevant it is, but FWIW here's what I've got:
    >
    > MSI 694D Pro Motherboard 2xPIII-800 100MHz FSB
    > Linux-2.4.0-prerelease SMP
    > Promise FastTrak100 controller card
    > 4 IBM DTLA-307030 drives attached to Promise card
    > boot params: ide2=0xac00 ide3=0xb400

    DON'T the above silly "ide2=0xac00 ide3=0xb400"!

    > hde: probing with STATUS(0x50) instead of ALTSTATUS(0xff)
    > hdf: probing with STATUS(0x50) instead of ALTSTATUS(0xff)
    > hdg: probing with STATUS(0x50) instead of ALTSTATUS(0xff)
    > hdh: probing with STATUS(0x50) instead of ALTSTATUS(0xff)

    You have no altstatus register because of using 2.2 crippled access on 2.4
    fully enabled.

    > ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
    > ide2 at 0xac00-0xac07,0xae06 on irq 16
    > ide3 at 0xb400-0xb407,0xb606 on irq 16 (shared with ide2)

    You have now lost your interrupt parser in the driver :-(

    > hde:hde: irq timeout: status=0x50 { DriveReady SeekComplete }

    No one is to every override the driver on setting up the IO base.

    Cheers,


    Andre Hedrick
    Linux ATA Development

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