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SubjectRe: Does kernel require IDE enabled in BIOS to access HD, FS errors?

There appears to be a max-pio sync error.
Specifically PIO is used to setup all transfers regardless of
DMA/Multi/PIO and if that is wrong the the rest is toast.

CMD has the strangest interlace of PIO ever.

PIO can only as hast as the slowest device.

I need to think about this some more, kick me to keep me on task.

Cheers,

On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, M.H.VanLeeuwen wrote:

> Andre,
>
> I had a chance to play a little more today, here is what I've come up with:
>
> a. w/ hdc disable in BIOS, changing the PIO mode to 0 or 1 seems to allow the
> system to run error free. PIO mode 3 still has silent FS corruption issues.
>
> b. w/ hdc enabled in BIOS, the PIO mode doesn't seem to matter. (except for speed;)
>
> c. CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO affects the number of interrupts needed to complete
> each block xfer. With it enabled the number of IRQ's per second ~600.
> With it disabled ~2/block or 5000-6000 per second. I thought from the dmesg
> output that DMA was disabled and this option should have no affect.
>
> > CMD646: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 10
> > CMD646: chipset revision 1
> > CMD646: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
> > CMD646: chipset revision 0x01, MultiWord DMA Limited, IRQ workaround enabled
> > CMD646: simplex device: DMA disabled
> > ide0: CMD646 Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)
> > CMD646: simplex device: DMA disabled
> > ide1: CMD646 Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)
>
> d. CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO does not seem to affect the outcome of "a" or "b" above.
>
> Martin
>
> andre@linux-ide.org wrote:
> >
> > Martin, you have an old beast that there are problems in how the chipset
> > was deployed.
> > How are you confirming the corruption against the various layers in the
> > kernel?
> > If you would like patches & tests to verify I will send them to you.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > --
> > Andre Hedrick
> > Linux ATA Development
> > ASL Kernel Development
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>

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