Re: Mobo dying hard with DMA support

From: Dan Hollis (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 07:27:16 EST

On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Dan Hollis wrote:
> > HPT366 on BP6 is horribly broken, forget this controller as if it never
> > existed. Get a cheap PDC20262 and use it instead.
> Cheery little counterpoint: my HPT366/BP6 consistently gets ~20
> Mbytes/sec using UDMA66 and has done so with rock-solidity for every
> kernel between 2.3.4x and present (although I missed test1-ac6).
> The 2.2 patches work nicely as well. I use the -QQ beta BIOS.

SMP? And which drives on the HPT366? Manufacturer and model #...

If you want some real fun, put some CDROM/CDRW on the HPT366 channels and
then try to enable DMA (UDMA or regular DMA), instant lockup... no fun at


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