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SubjectRe: Assorted bugs in the PIIX drivers
Hello.

Alan Cox wrote:

> On Llu, 2006-05-15 at 19:12 +0400, Sergei Shtylyov wrote:

>> For PIO2+ actually, according to Intel's PRM (29860004.pdf), and it's said
>> to have no effect in the lower modes. This is actually not very correct since
>> when one issues Set Transfer Mode ATA command with the value (8 + PIOn), this
>> means select PIO _flow control_ mode n, so -IORDY is assumed to be in use.

> PIO2 depends on the drive (there is a drive parameter telling you the
> highest timing clock you can do with/without IORDY

Yes. But when you're setting any _explicit_ PIO mode with Set Features
command, you're tell the drive to use -IORDY at the same time.

>>> I'm also not clear if the "no MWDMA0" list has been updated correctly
>>> for the newer chipsets.

>> What is/was the point for keeping MW DMA 0 support anyway? On PIIX, it's
>> greatly slowed down (600 vs 480 ns cycle) and was never "offically" supported
>> by Intel.

> Some old old drives only do MWDMA0. The Intel docs I have here don't
> describe it in any way as "unsupported",

They just don't describe it, period. :-)

> merely broken on some ICH variants.

ICH errata #55: "Note that DMA Mode-0 is an unsupported mode of the ICH."

> Alan

MBR, Sergei


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