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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.21-pre3-ac3 and KT400
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On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 22:53, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 23:38, Edward Tandi wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 22:10, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > > I am running Linux on an ASUS A7V8X, VIA KT400 chipset motherboard.
> > > > The processor is a 1.5GHz Athlon XP. I started experimenting with
> > > > new-ish kernels again because of the general lack of kernel support
> > > > for this chipset in stock kernels. 3 questions below:
> > >
> > > Hey finally someone with my setup :-))
> > >
> > > > 1) I have 1GB ram, but I cannot get high memory support to work. It
> > > > falls over during boot. I've seen discussions about AMD cache issues,
> > > > but has it been fixed yet? Is it supposed to work?
> > >
> > > I am using older kernels (2.4.20) and it seems to work...
> >
> > Yes, but as you mention below, it is unstable.
>
> Well it works rock stable - except for one of my harddisks freezing once
> in a week (but that is another issue) - if I don't use the two
> additional promise TX2 ide controllers (extra cards not the onboard
> stuff).

I did try 2.4.20-ac2. This also had the same problem. I get some kind of
null pointer kernel crash.

> > > 3) I get the following messages at boot-time:
> > > [...]
> > > > Jan 13 18:23:05 wires kernel: hda: dma_intr: error=0x84 {
> > > > DriveStatusError BadCRC }
> > > > Jan 13 18:23:05 wires kernel: blk: queue c0437940, I/O limit 4095Mb
> [...]
> > > That sounds like a bad cable. Do you use 80wires ide cables, connectors
> > > attached to the ends ?
> >
> > No, but my drives are old and only support UDMA 2 anyway. I get most
> > things off the LAN. It should really enable UDMA 2.
>
> hmmhh, I would consider checking the harddisk then... it might be
> defective.

I don't think it is the hard drive, because if I boot with 2.4.18, I
don't see the problem.

Ed-T.


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