Re: Status of HPT372A driver?

From: Jonathan McDowell
Date: Tue Jul 18 2006 - 08:00:38 EST

On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 11:06:38PM +0400, Sergei Shtylyov wrote:
> >I've had a try with libata and Alan Cox's 2.6.17-ide1 patch (I'd
> >previously tried this and had issues, which turned out to be a faulty
> >drive I think). This seems to get better results (sda is the same drive
> >as was hde earlier):
> I wouldn't be so sure about the faulty drive. ;-)

No, the drive was definitely faulty - I ran the Western Digital test
tool on it and it indicated the drive should be returned for a

> No "HW reset results" -- SATA drives don't have valid word 93 as it
> seems, and so the eighty_ninty_three() returns 0 meaning that the device
> reports 40c PATA cable.
> I think you need to try this 2.6.18-rc1 patch from Alan:

Result! I've applied that patch and now get UDMA(133) reported and
speeds of 45MB/s+, so much better. Thanks!


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