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Re: [solved] 2.6 kernel beating up the IDE controller on DMA test and requests.

debian-user-digest Digest V2005 #1827 thread entitled ' 2.6 kernel beating up the IDE ... on DMA test ....'

The 2.6 kernel seems to be testing the DMA option on bootup so severely that fsck finds errors and
requests a reboot.  This is a Gateway 500 with a Pentium III (500 MHZ).

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On bootup of the 2.6.12 kernel there is a lot of dma testing on the IDE interface. Responses of 0x41, 0x61 keep
getting reported.

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I downloaded the source code for kernel 2.6.12 and found my solution in the Documentation directory. The kernel-parameters.txt and ide.txt showed me that I could put 'ide=nodma' on the menu line from the lilo
menu and get a nicer bootup.

(Mr.) Gayle Lee Fairless, http://counter.li.org/, No. 365760.
Linux Gcomm 2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST 2002 i686 GNU/Linux
Linux Gcomm 2.6.11-1-686 #1 Mon Jun 20 22:00:38 MDT 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
Linux Gcomm 2.6.12-1-686 #1 Fri Jun 24 12:17:14 CEST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

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