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SubjectRe: Unknown Southbridge (was: Disk-I/O and % system (2.4.18-pre9))
On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 02:36:19PM +0100, Florian Hars wrote:
> begin Vojtech Pavlik quote:
> > On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 11:20:05AM +0100, Florian Hars wrote:
> > > I use a Gigabyte GA-7VTXE with a VIA KT266A chipset and a Southbridge
> > > called VT8233A, which does not look like one of the "FUTURE_BRIDGES"
> >
> > 2.5.2 (and later, and maybe some earlier versions as well) have support
> > for this chipset. You can copy over the via82cxxx.c and ide-timing.h to
> > your kernel and it should work.
> Not really:
> via82cxxx.c: In function `ide_init_via82cxxx':
> via82cxxx.c:548: structure has no member named `highmem'
> make[4]: *** [via82cxxx.o] Fehler 1

Yes, it's for 2.5.

> I had to remove the offending line (it isn't there in the 2.4 version
> of the file), and of course add the PCI ID of the SouthBridge in
> the appropriate places. Now the system boots and hdparm says that
> dma is activated. So lets see how well it behaves...

I've sent a patch to Jens Axboe for inclusion into 2.4, so it might be
in 2.4.18. If you find any flaws, please tell me soon enough so I can
stop the inclusion in time ...

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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