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Re: PATA System Slowdown

Jeffrey Hahn <jmhahn@gmail.com> writes:

> On 6/14/05, John Baab <john.baab@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > It has loaded the via82cxxx *after* the ide_generic module.  Hence the
>> > ide_generic driver (that doesn't allow DMA to be turned on) is being used.
>> >
>> > In /etc/modules put "via82cxxx" above ide_generic (if it appears), and reboot.
>> > If via82cxxx is the right module, DMA should be enabled.
>> Worked like a charm, DMA is now turned on and system seems a lot more
>> stable.  My CPU usage still jumps, but there is a clear difference.
>> -Thanks for all the help, John
> I've been having the same problem with the same board but modifying
> the /etc/modules was one of the first things I tried, and it still
> refuses to load the modules in the order given. dmesg still shows
> "Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2" loading
> immediately after the sata (sata_via), probing all the ide devices,
> then doing some ACPI stuff before my via82cxxx driver comes along and
> fails to load because none of the ide devices are still available.

Blacklist it.


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