Re: Promise, DMA and RAID5 problems running 2.4.1

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 14:33:31 EST

> It is known bug which I reported to Andre already. Open
> drivers/ide/ide.c in favorite text editor, and replace strange
> body of ide_delay_50ms() with simple mdelay(50). Promise driver
> invokes ide_delay_50ms with interrupts disabled, so it freezes
> here forever. If you have NMI watchdog, you'll get nice oopses.

Its a bug in the promise driver. ide_delay_50ms() is being friendly to the
rest of the box. If the reset path for the promise cant be polite then it
should use mdelay() itself.

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