Re: 2.4.0test-9: IDE problems

From: Chris Evans (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 17:41:15 EST

On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> Basically you have drive that caught in the word93 rules change.
> However, the error you got were real and the kernel did properly respeed
> the drive to one step slower. The problem above prevented you from going
> from ATA66 to ATA44, thus you fell to ATA33.
> You RHS 7.0 kernel does not have all the fallback and rules testing to
> keep things running the very best and in the safest way. Also you do not
> have the rules for testing if the driver/host/device register and report
> that all signals are valid and stable.

Yes, I had some "interesting" modifications to a lot of my /usr when I
tried to activate UDMA4 under RH7.0 (I don't believe my hardware is
capable of UDMA4!)

> If you did not set TUNING option if the chipset has it specifically
> flagged then you will not be able to retune the chipset/drive and the IO
> will be out of sync.

Shortly after my first post, I noticed and activated the Intel PIIX4
support + tuning. This got rid of the nasty errors but didn't get my

Trying your patch now.


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