Re: Status of ServerWorks UDMA

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 17:48:02 EST

> I have just installed a system with kernel 2.4.20, and it stops booting
> with a message like:
> Controller is in an impossible state. Disable UDMA.

That is triggered when we see a case that can cause disk corruption.

> Board is a SuperMicro 370DLE (SW LE chipset). I have tried disabling
> ide channels on the bios, but kernel still sees them. I have tried to

At some point I'll sort this properly if Andre doesnt do it first.

> boot with ide0=nodma (is this options real, or I just have invented it ??)
> No solution.


Please send me details on the system. lspci -v output too.
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