DMA support in cs5530 IDE driver?

From: Michael Shiloh (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 18:13:07 EST

Can anyone report success or failure with enabling DMA for
the CS5530 IDE driver? I can get my system to crash or at
least hang pretty reliably by using hdparm to turn on DMA
while reading an MPEG-2 movie from my hard disk drive.

The hard disk drive is the only rotating drive on the

Hardware: GCT Allwell set top box
CPU: National Geode 266MHz GXM
IDE controller: CS5530 Geode companion chip
Linux: 2.4.3
Disk: IBM Deskstar, 46.1 GByte

Any comments or suggestions appreciated


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