Re: 2.1.111: IDE DMA disabled?

Doug Ledford (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 21:21:07 -0500

Mark Lord wrote:

> That's from the IDE (ATA) specs. 18" max.
> The timings with DMA are *identical* to the timings with PIO,
> so if it fails with DMA, it will fail with PIO as well.
> Removing DMA from the kernel solves nothing there.

As per Linus' comment in another email, it does make a difference, it not in
the cable timings, then in other timings relating to the transfer. Probably
not the least of which is memory congestion. In any case, it does make a


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