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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Merge the changes from siimage 2.4.22-pre9 to 2.6.0-test2

On Thu, 31 Jul 2003, Marcelo Penna Guerra wrote:

> Hi,


> I don't know if anyone is working on this, but I merged the changes from
> siimage 1.06 present in 2.4.x to 2.6.0-test2. I'm really not very familiar
> with the IDE code, so it's probably a good idea if someone could take a look
> at it. All I can tell is it's working with the SiI3112A present in my
> motherboard and it's a lot more stable than before.

Thanks, I'll take a look.

What do you mean by "a lot more stable than before"?

> I also added the suggestion from Andre to make the driver not care about cable
> detection and found a possible bug in the 2.4.x code.

Can you separate your changes from forward-port?

> In 2.4.22-pre9:
> if (!is_sata(hwif))
>       hwif->atapi_dma = 1;
> and DMA is not enabled by default.

This means that if this is a SATA controller DMA shouldn't be
enabled on ATAPI devices. There are probably some reasons to do this.

> I think it should be:
> if (is_sata(hwif))
>       hwif->atapi_dma = 1;
> With this DMA is enabled by default on my board and works great.

Are you aware of side effect?
[ Disabling DMA on ATAPI devices on SiI680. ]

Please consult this change with Alan :-).

> Marcelo Penna Guerra


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