Re: ASUS A8V Deluxe, x86_64

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Tue May 16 2006 - 10:31:43 EST

Tejun Heo wrote:
Fortier,Vincent [Montreal] wrote:
Now I'm having an ASUS A8V Deluxe.... and sadly a lot of problems:

- My SATA Controller make my Linux crash when connecting a Plextor 716SA CD-DVD-R (

(diff'd against 2.6.17-rc4-git2, but should apply to most recent
2.6.17-rcX[-gitY] kernels)

I gave a try at the latest ata patches announced yesterday by Jeff and
it completelly solved my SATA ATAPI bug.. I even been able to burn my
first DVD using my Plextor 716SA on my Linux!!! Really nice and much
anticipated work! Thnx a lot!

I have already marked bug 5533 as resolved and I'll wait until inclusion
into 2.6.18 to close it. I've also marked bug 6317 has closed since
that did not occur since around rc2 or rc3 of 2.6.17.

Jeff, do you know what fixed this one? I've been following the bug and thought it was one of those via-ATAPI-have-no-idea bugs. How come the update fix this one? Have I missed something?

No idea :)

Though this update should solve several classes of longstanding bugs.

* irq-pio is much friendlier to the controller, and should eliminate several screaming interrupt problems, particularly on sata_sil.

* The better EH should allow recovery from problems we couldn't recover from before.

* The removal of assert()s (or, removal of conditions that caused asserts) that triggered in earlier kernels will also eliminate the associated forced oopsen.

But in the via+ATAPI case, the only thing I can think of is that VIA AHCI support is included in the update. Other than that... <shrug>


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