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Subjectpiix.c and tuning question
I have a box w/ the following controllers:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 430HX - 82439HX TXC [Triton II] (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]

I regularly see the following, during high i/o:

Feb 14 02:15:27 inkbay kernel: hdd: timeout waiting for DMA
Feb 14 02:15:27 inkbay kernel: ide_dmaproc: chipset supported ide_dma_timeout func only: 14
Feb 14 02:15:27 inkbay kernel: hdd: irq timeout: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
Feb 14 02:21:13 inkbay kernel: hdc: DMA disabled
Feb 14 02:21:13 inkbay kernel: hdd: DMA disabled
Feb 14 02:21:22 inkbay kernel: hdd: timeout waiting for DMA
Feb 14 02:21:22 inkbay kernel: ide_dmaproc: chipset supported ide_dma_timeout func only: 14
Feb 14 02:21:22 inkbay kernel: hdd: irq timeout: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }

(the DMA being disabled was me manually doing an hdparm -d0)

According to Documentation/Configure.help:

Intel PIIXn chipsets support
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PIIX
This driver adds PIO mode setting and tuning for all PIIX IDE
controllers by Intel. Since the BIOS can sometimes improperly tune
PIO 0-4 mode settings, this allows dynamic tuning of the chipset
via the standard end-user tool 'hdparm'.

Please read the comments at the top of drivers/ide/piix.c.

If you say Y here, you should also say Y to "PIIXn Tuning support",
below.

If unsure, say N.

PIIXn Tuning support
CONFIG_PIIX_TUNING
This driver extension adds DMA mode setting and tuning for all PIIX
IDE controllers by Intel. Since the BIOS can sometimes improperly
set up the device/adapter combination and speed limits, it has
become a necessity to back/forward speed devices as needed.

Case 430HX/440FX PIIX3 need speed limits to reduce UDMA to DMA mode
2 if the BIOS can not perform this task at initialization.

If unsure, say N.


Obviously, the BIOS is not performing the DMA mode reduction, and must
be done maually. However, that's about all the information I can gather
about this problem. Has anyone looked at the top of piix.c (other than
the IDE maintainer, that is)? It's quite cryptic:
* | PIO 4 | MW2 | e3 | a3 | b | piix_tune_drive(drive, 4);
*
* sitre = word40 & 0x4000; primary
* sitre = word42 & 0x4000; secondary
*
* 44 8421|8421 hdd|hdb
*
* 48 8421 hdd|hdc|hdb|hda udma enabled
*
* 0001 hda
Wtf is a sitre? What are these odd numbers? And where is any useful
info that, as a piix driver _user_, I might be able to use? Is it
merely DMA which I want to tune, or do I want to mess w/ PIO modes
(marked as dangerous in hdparm) as well?




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