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    SubjectRe: Sata_via problems in a Vintage2-AE1
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    A Divendres 09 Febrer 2007 10:46, Tejun Heo va escriure:
    > Leopold Palomo Avellaneda wrote:
    > > Dear people,
    > >
    > > I have a barebone Asus Vintage2-AE1 [1]. This box has a mobo Asus A8V-MQ.
    > > The board has:
    > > - the Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64.
    > > - North Bridge: VIA K8M800
    > > - South Bridge: VIA VT8251
    > > - VIA Graphics Integrated
    > > - IDE 2 x UltraDMA 133
    > > - 4 x Serial ATA
    > > ...
    > >
    > > I'm using the bios version 0206. The 0210 doesn't show me the vga card,
    > > so I don't have graphics mode. I think that is a buggy bios.
    > >
    > > The bios is configured with vt8251 in AHCI mode and bios boot up
    > > activated, so the hd is recognized in the beginning. I don't have any
    > > raid, only one hd. The hd is a Maxtor 6V250F0.
    > >
    > > I'm using a debian etch but the i386 version. The only way that I can use
    > > the hd is using a 2.6.16 standard kernel with the modifications explained
    > > in this page [2]. Basically you have to use their ahci.c and sata_via.c.
    > > The modifications are small from the original code from Mr Jeff Garzik.
    > >
    > > I have tried to use the 2.6.18 and 2.6.20rc6 and the result is the same.
    > > The kernel boots, but when arrives at the ata3,
    > >
    > > scsi2 : ahci
    > > ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
    > > ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec)
    > > ata3.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x104)
    > > .... repeated some times ...
    > > scsi3 : ahci
    > > ata4: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
    > > scsi4 : ahci
    > > ata4: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
    > > scsi5 : ahci
    > > ata6: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
    > > Done.
    > > Begin: Mounting root file system... ...
    > > Begin: Running /scripts/local-top
    > > ide0: I/O resource 0x3F6-0x3F6 not free.
    > > ide0: ports already in use, skipping probe.
    > > ide1: I/O resource 0x376-0x376 not free.
    > > ide1: ports already in use, skipping probe.
    > > Done.
    > > Begin: Waiting for root file system ...
    >
    > It might be VIA IRQ quirk problem.
    >
    > 1. Does giving 'irqpoll' parameter to kernel make any difference?

    yes. Now it boots. However I'm having a lot of messages:
    APIC error on CPU0

    and I begin to have problems with the network card.

    > 2. Can you give a shot at 2.6.20?

    yes, I'm doing it now.

    Thank's a lot. But, why with irqpoll works and without no?

    Leo


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