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    SubjectRe: Alot of DMA errors in 2.4.18, 2.4.20 and 2.5.52
    > On Wed, Dec 25, 2002 at 12:58:20PM +0100, Tomas Szepe wrote:
    > > > For some funny reason, a 2.4.20 kernel refuses to set the DMA-level on
    > > > the new disks (all connected to a UDMA5-capable Ultra100 TX2 controller)
    > > > to UDMA5,4,3 and settles it for UDMA2, which is the highest possibility
    > > > for the OLD onboard-controller (but NOT for the promise card).
    > >
    > > You need to boot 2.4.19 and 2.4.20 with 'ideX=ata66' where X is the
    > > number of the channel where you wish to use transfer modes above UDMA2.
    > > For instance, "ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66" will do the trick for the first two
    > hdparm -X69 /dev/hda will put it into UDMA5/ata100 mode as well
    > (69 == 64 + UDMA mode). No need to specify it at boot time.

    Not true. You definitely need to use the ideX boot param AND
    run hdparm -X?? /dev/hd? to make use of UDMA3+ on newer PDC
    controllers (unless you apply the patch posted on Dec 24 by
    Nikolai Zhubr).

    Tomas Szepe <>
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