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Re: Hmm, IDE DMA seems broken with Etch on my PWS433a (Miata MX5).

On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 02:16:14PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> Well I am trying to apply the workaround from a 2.4.x patch I found into
> the 2.6.18 etch kernel and rebuild that (building as I write this).
> Other than being slow in PIO mode the system is now quite stable (unlike
> with DMA enabled which caused the HD to vanish as soon as a write
> crossed the page boundary (so partition table write no problem, mkfs
> big problem).
> Since only writes are affected, reads will still be full normal DMA
> speed, and only writes that cross a page boundary will be affected, so
> hopefully very minor performance impact if it works.

Ehm, how long does it take a 433MHz 21164 to compile the 2.6.18 kernel in
Etch anyhow?  It has been at it for probably 12 hours by now, and it
isn't swapping.

Len Sorensen

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