Re: PATA System Slowdown
On 6/14/05, Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jeffrey Hahn <email@example.com> writes:
> > On 6/14/05, John Baab <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
I was able to fix it by rebuilding the initrd as was hinted to by
someone else off-list.