Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1
On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 05:35:19PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 05:42:20PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > - Debian 3.0 doesn't support much of the hardware curently available -
> > the old 2.4.18 kernel on the boot floppies doesn't even boot on many
> > new computers (some Promise IDE chipsets require a more recent 2.4
> > kernel), and much hardware from nearly all currently abailable
> This is false. All the promise IDE chipsets are adequetely supported
> by 2.4.18, albeit not in anything above ata-33 mode. The only problem
> is that autodetection fails for some of the newer ones, and you have
> to manually specify the controller ports.
That's false. They're not even adequately supported in 2.4.22, but they're
I still can't use my Promise drive in DMA mode (must use -d 0 with hdparm)
because heavy write activity causes the kernel to hang.