Re: How to enable DMA at boot time
"Clive" == Clive Standbridge <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Clive> Following the tips in another thread, I have successfully
Clive> used hdparm to enable DMA and to measure its improvement on
Clive> my IDE hard disk. Now I want to enable DMA at boot
Clive> time. According to the kernel docs (ide.txt.gz and
Clive> kernel-parameters.txt.gz) I should be able to do this with
Clive> the kernel parameter ide0=dma, but it doesn't work. Am I
Clive> doing something wrong, or is this not supported? If not,
Clive> should I enable DMA with an hdparm command in an init
Clive> script, or do something else?
Personally, I use a script. I installed the hwtools package and edited
/etc/init.d/hwtools to do the right hdparm commands.