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SubjectRE: Wish for 2006 to Alan Cox and Jeff Garzik: A functional Driver for PDC202XX
I thank you persaonlly for these pointers.


On Tue, June 20, 2006 04:20, Alan Cox wrote:
> Ar Llu, 2006-06-19 am 18:18 -0400, ysgrifennodd Erik Ohrnberger:
>> Regardless, count me as another one of the interested parties for a
>> cure.
>> I've read the thread, and will prepare two current kernels, one using
>> the
>> PDC202XX_NEW and one using the PDC202XX_OLD configuration options. I'm
>> hoping that the PDC202XX_OLD will also resolve this issue.
> Bartlomiej is the old IDE layer maintainer. I would direct any enquiries
> to him about those drivers.
>> Any further advice on how to work around this would be greatly
>> appreciated.
> 2.6.17 with the libata pata patch from
> has a Promise driver for the PDC
> 20268 and higher that was written by Albert Lee. There is also a test
> driver for the older chips (20265 etc).
> To try that build 2.6.17 with the patch and then say "N" to CONFIG_IDE,
> "Y" to the SATA options under SCSI and the right controller. It will
> move your disks to /dev/sda /dev/sdb etc as it uses the SCSI layer.
> Alan

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