Re: ITE8212

From: CaT
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 17:11:54 EST

On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 02:51:35PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2005-03-10 at 12:28, CaT wrote:
> > hda: max request size: 128KiB
> > hda: 390721968 sectors (200049 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=24321/255/63, BUG
> > hda: cache flushes not supported
> > hda:hda: recal_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> > hda: recal_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
> Ooh great stuff, definitely want to know more. A couple of folks report
> that and mine won't do it.

I've got another one of these cards and it does not display these
issues. That box is running 2.6.9-ac10 whilst mine is running 2.6.11-ac2
though and the HD is a western digital whilst my HDs are a Seagate and an
IBM. I can't really test on that box (but I can give out any 'doesn't
require me to poke it hard' info) as it's in production but my g/w is
fine for testing stuff.

Should I be worried about the BUG bit on the hda and hdc lines as above?

> Ok its correctly trimmed the modes, but not it seems the current mode.
> I'll send you a tweak to avoid multisect being played with.

Cool. BTW I set multisec manually and flipped unmaskirq on and did a
copy of 37GB of data from hdc to hda. The promise card used to fail
abysmally at this task (either with both drives on the one card or (and
this was worse) one drive per card). This fills me with more joy then I
can say. I've been wanting to make this box my mail server for yonks and
now it looks like I'll be able to. Thanks! :)

/dev/hdc2 39411702 37471662 0 100% /data/share
/dev/hda1 192292124 37610568 144913636 21% /mnt


Red herrings strewn hither and yon.
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