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SubjectRe: libata testing on new machine with ICH5 and PDC20318
Jeff Garzik wrote:

> The ICH5 should be fine. You may need to twiddle BIOS setup options,
> some users have reported that both drivers/ide and libata fail in
> certain BIOS modes. "Enhanced - SATA only" is usually the preferred
> mode, where feasible.

I forgot to mention I will not be booting off of any of the SATA disks,
so that should cover the BIOS issues by just ignoring them.

>
> You need to make sure you get the Promise SATA fixes I just pushed to
> Linus. Presumably they will be available in the next 2.6.0-testX BK
> snapshot on ftp.kernel.org, tonight or the next night.

I saw that message; I won't have the hardware until late next week, so
I'll watch to see what happens with the snapshot/-testX situation by then.

I'll have about three weeks to use the machine for "whatever" before I
have to start preparing it for its real purpose, so if there's any
stress tests or anything I else I can run that would be useful let me know.

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