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SubjectRe: Promise 20267 "working" but no UDMA
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Andre Hedrick says:

>> FastTrack config: only 1 drive, configured as a SPAN volume consisting of
1 drive

> No RAIDing allowed in the FTTK Bios.

But my motherboard hangs at boot time (while Fasttrack tests for arrays) if
there is no array defined! There is a message from the Fasttrack bios that
says something like "no array found, press some key to continue". But I need
to remotely reboot these servers!

>> The following is from dmesg:
>>
>> PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:03.0
>> PDC20267: chipset revision 2
>> PDC20267: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
>> PDC20267: ROM enabled at 0xfeae0000
>> PDC20267: (U)DMA Burst Bit ENABLED Primary MASTER Mode Secondary MASTER
Mode.

> This is a RAID mode BIOS and that is specified to disable under linux
> unless a 0x55AA valid signature is present

>> PDC20267: neither IDE port enabled (BIOS)

> And it does!

Which means? Can the Linux IDE driver be made to not deal with the Fasttrack
"raid" code and just treat the interface as normal non-raid ATA100
interfaces?

It is a real pity that Promise (the company) somehow doesn't seem to work
well with the Linux community. It is fast hardware (and I have 25 of them)
that lies useless for me right now.

Many thanks....

Andrew Chan



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