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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.7 IDE 27
On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Martin Dalecki wrote:

> Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Martin Dalecki wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Thu Mar 21 03:17:48 CET 2002 ide-clean-27
> >>
> >>- Make for less terse error messages in ide-tape.c.
> >>
> >>- Replaced all timecomparisions done by hand with all the proper timer_after()
> >> commands.
> >>
> >>- Remove the drive niec1 mechanisms alltogether. There are several reasons for
> >> this:
> >
> >
> > I did not have the time to test it Martin but looking at the code i'm
> > pretty confident that this is the cause of the ide_set_handler()/timer
> > problem on my box ...
>
> Does it mean that you think that my guess was right?

ok, the nice1 defaulted to zero did not fix it but enabling the VIA
support yes, arghhh !!! i was using the VIA chipset w/out enabling it in
.config and this made the kernel to not probe it correctly and to force
off using_dma ( and io32bit ). this resulted, besides the ide_set_handler/timer
problem, in an throughput of 3.9 MB/sec against the 24 MB/sec that i'm getting now.
i need a vacation ...


(a couple of weeks ago i screwed up my patch-bot scripts that was hunging
by trying to merge 2.5.6-pre3 on 2.5.6 - not only i considered the
operation perfectly legal but i ended up asking Linus why he screwed up
the patch :-( )


- Davide



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