Re: 2.1.111: IDE DMA disabled...BLAH...BLAH...

Alan Cox (
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 20:44:58 +0100 (BST)

> not necessarily. Eg., i have another (old) SMP box, which is heavily
> overclocked. Back when 2.1 got better and better, errors started popping

Every overclocked machine was flushed from my database. Breaking a computer
doesnt qualify. Point noted.

> ps2. <flame> in 2.0, there was one particular very subtle and hard to
> reproduce IDE DMA Triton bug observed by a friend of mine. The only
> developer who cared about this bug was Gadi Oxman (and Linus too).
> finally, after ~2 months of debugging, it turned out to be a chipset
> bug, fixed by a flash BIOS update. </flame>

If all the reports where the same chipst I'd have produced a draft chipset
blacklist by now. They are apparently random across 3 generations of intel
chips and across non intel parts from SiS and VIA too.

As far as I know the intel, sis and via chipsets have no common silicon


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