Hi,Will check. The machine is an Acrosser AR-M0898B micro box, for use such as
Robert Hancock wrote:
On 01/05/2011 12:33 PM, Stephen Clark wrote:Further comments for the OP:
Hello,The kernel has no way to know that, and presumably the board isn't
Why is the kernel limiting me to udma/33 when the device says it can do
ata2.01: CFA: TRANSCEND, 20070831, max UDMA/66
There is no cable the compact flash is a socket on the motherboard!
connecting the signal for IDE pin 34 to ground in order to properly
signal that an 80-wire cable (or equivalent) is connected so that speeds
over UDMA33 can be used.
You should be able to use the libata.force=80c option on the kernel
command line to override the cable detection.
If 80c happens to be correct for this machine (since it's soldered
it's quite obvious) and the machine is quite wide-spread, perhaps one needs
to add overrides within drivers/ata/pata_via.c/via_cable_detect() functionality,
analogous to the ata_piix.c/ich_pata_cable_detect() case where it uses
an entire ich_laptop device list to match against,
to detect special 80c compatible cases.
But since pata_via.c has the insightful comment
"Perform cable detection. Actually for the VIA case the BIOS
already did this for us."
it looks like your BIOS might be considered "broken"
due to not indicating 80c for such a solder job
--> BIOS upgrade available?
And perhaps better avoid mentioning a specific kernel in the subjectGood point.
line unless it's a regression (which likely isn't the case here),
or write it like "..... (on 2.6.XXX)".