RE: PROBLEM: Kernel 2.4.18 Promise driver (IDE) hangs @ boot withPromise 20267

From: Braden McGrath (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 16:32:55 EST

> You might try Alan Cox's ac kernel. 2.4.19pre10ac2 seems
> to work bit better on the Promise controllers for me. You
> will need to patch in 2.4.19pre10, and then 2.4.19pre10ac2.

Thanks, I'll give it a try... Will I experience any problems trying to
get XFS into this kernel as well? I start with 2.4.18 to patch to the
pre* series, correct? (I'm not used to running bleeding edge...) I'm
guessing the order would be:
2.4.18 (stock)

> PS- What of the PDC options are you using? I generally enable the
> following:

CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX=y (at least in the problematic kernel, this
enables the subdriver itself)
CONFIG_PDC202XX_BURST=y,n (I've tried both, neither helps)
CONFIG_PDC202XX_FORCE=n (I read that this is for FastTrak
controllers, I only have an Ultra100)

Thanks, I'll try this when I get home!


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