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Re: hdparm: invalidate: busy buffer

On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 02:00:44PM -0800, nate wrote:
> Pigeon said:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a 600MHz Celeron with VIA 82Cxxx chipset; /dev/hda is a
> > Seagate 20Gb UDMA66 drive, partitioned /dev/hda1 FAT16 375Mb,
> > /dev/hda2 FAT16 125Mb, /dev/hda3 swap 2Gb, /dev/hda4 ext2 17.5Gb.
> DMA transfers on these chipsets are very very buggy. I stopped using
> the onboard IDE on VIA chipsets about 3 years ago becuase of DMA problems.
> I reccomend using a Promise ATA/100 controller instead(PCI card, runs
> about $20-25), they work flawlessly in my experience, rock solid. I don't
> reccomend the RAID version of the card however, just the normal ATA/100
> or ATA/66.

Right, I've heard lots of people moaning about the RAID version. OK,

When you say 'buggy', do you mean losing data at all? I've never had
anything like that, it's just not very quick.


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