Kernel 2.1.111 - IDEDMA

Mark Phillips (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 10:29:38 +0100 (BST)

Does anyone know why the line in drivers/block/ to allow you to
enable IDEDMA has been commented out?

I have been using IDE DMA for ages and it gives me a x2 speed up on the
hdparm speed test. My drive is a Quantum Fireball SE (Stratos?) 4.3GB.

I know some people have been suggesting changing the default setting to
off, but in the kernel 2.1.111 bz2 file I just downloaded the option to
enable it has been completely removed....

Are people still having the disk corruption problems which occured in the
2.10x kernels (I believe one of them did some minor disk corruption to my
disk, which I then caught with 2.1.106 when a routine fsck occured).


Mark S. Phillips ESN 742 2461 Tel. +44 1279 402461

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