Re: No ATA-133 support from Promise, yet

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 22:11:22 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Wayne Stidolph wrote:

> Just FYI, the chipset page,, says
> " These companies have support for ATA-133 chipsets in Linux." and
> includes Promise Technologies, linking to their Ultra133 TX2. However, I
> purchased the Ultra133 TX2 and found it doesn't work under Linux (at
> least with my ATA100 UDMA 5 disks; can't enable *any* DMA modes).
> Promise tech support acknowledged the problem and advised me to return
> the board; they say 'we don't have any drivers yet, and we do not have
> an estimate of when those might be available.'
> Wayne Stdiolph

Please see

This is the first time ever Linux has failed to lead the way because of
patch submission refusal from the folks above.

Please goto IRC Server and join the #kernelnewbies
channel. There are a list of forks Linux has take as a direct result of
many of the core developers becoming frustrated with the process.

Some day in the future I will attempt a resubmission.


Andre Hedrick
CEO/President, LAD Storage Consulting Group
Linux ATA Development
Linux Disk Certification Project

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