Re: VIA IDE controller strangeness (2.4.0-test12/test13-pre5)

From: Evan Thompson (
Date: Sat Dec 30 2000 - 14:19:30 EST

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On Sat, Dec 30, 2000 at 06:34:14PM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Could you report the chip set type and revision? Quote the corresponding
> parts from the "lspci -v" output, please. I've been using PC Chips main
> boards with VIA chip sets without IDE difficulties ever since I bought
> one of those in fall 1998. (VIA Apollo MVP3 AGP, VT82C598 + VT82C586
> north+south bridges), both PC Chips M577 and Tyan Trinity S1590S.

Alrighty then (this is output from lspci -v running under 2.2.18pre21):


00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/A/B PCI-to-ISA
 [Apollo VP] (rev 41)
        Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. MVP3 ISA Bridge
        Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 0

00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
 (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 14
        I/O ports at 01f0
        I/O ports at 03f4
        I/O ports at 0170
        I/O ports at 0374
        I/O ports at ffa0


-- END OUTPUT -- thing I noticed is that Linux is trying to find this IDE
interface through PCI and it reports it on 00:07.1 during -test12 and
-test13-pre5 boot up (I can't get a dmesg output for you 'cause it never
boots...just keeps complaining about hdb: lost interrupt), but the IDE
controller seems to be an ISA device (unless I've read this wrong).
In case I'm configuring something wrong, I've pasted the IDE .config
portions here:


Hope this stuff helps you guys out.
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chars (other than hitting enter when I think it has to be hit), you could
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