Re: linux 2.4.19-preX IDE bugs

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 07:34:30 EST

On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Jason C. Pion wrote:

> It sounds to me like you've got some flakey hardware. Don't try to save
> the rest of us. I've been using the Promise drivers with my Ultra 133TX2
> for quite a while now and haven't had _ANY_ problems with it. I've used
> all of the 2.4.19preXX kernels so far with now issues. This "problem"
> isn't as wide-spread as you think.

Clearly *any* problem which only happens with SMP isn't as wide-spread,
and if you are running uni then there should not be a problem. Given that
earlier and later similar chipset have a sticky bit and no problem, I
think it would be reasonable to protect people in a stable kernel. If the
config file needed to be patched and there were a warning on the next
line, that would certainly assure they knew they were taking a risk.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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