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SubjectRe: Why won't my HD do DMA I/O?
On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Steve Snyder wrote:

> I've got a system on which the hard disk cannot be set to use DMA. When I
> attempt to enable DMA ("hdparm -d1 /dev/hda") on this drive, there is a long
> time-out period, after which displaying the settings shows that DMA is still
> not set.

You did build this kernel with DMA support in the kernel, right? For your
chipset? Vendor kernels have been known to err on the side of safty.

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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