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SubjectRe: Identifying/activating faster ATAxx modes (WAS kernel config tale of woe)
> > > > > /dev/hda:
> > > > >
> > > > > Model=Maxtor 6E030L0, FwRev=NAR61590, SerialNo=E106SZLE
> > > > > Config={ Fixed }
> > > > > RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=57
> > > > > BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=2048kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
> > > > > CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=60058656
> > > > > IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
> > > > > PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
> > > > > DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
> > > > > UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
> > > >...
> > > > This is weird. Your disk seems to be set up for udma6 (UATA133),
> > > > which should provide for transfer rates of at least 40MiB/s.
> > > >...
> > >
> > > The information in "hdparm -i" shows the identification info of the
> > > drive. It doesn't show whether DMA is actually used (you need
> > > "hdparm -v" for this)...
> >
> > While this is true, I fail to see why the -i output would report
> > udma6 as being the current transfer mode instead of a pio one if
> > DMA were disabled.
>
> These were my thoughts until someone told me some time ago that this is
> wrong...
>
> 1. "man hdparm" says: "-i Display the identification info that
> was obtained from the drive at _boot time_", it doesn't give
> information about the current state of the drive.
>
> 2. Try to disable DMA using "hdparm -d0" (you can check it with
> "hdparm -v") - the information displayed by "hdparm -i" won't
> change.

Hmm, I wasn't aware of this. The manpage confirms what you're saying
and adds that the information may or may not be reflecting the current
state.

However, Dennis's -I output also shows udma6 as the mode the drive is
in, and -I info -- according to the manual -- is obtained "directly
from the drive," which I read as "let's ask the drive what it's set
up like at this moment."

Dennis, could you possibly post the "hdparm -v" output too?

--
Tomas Szepe <szepe@pinerecords.com>
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