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From: Bill Davidsen <>
To: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>
Cc: Brad Campbell <>,
Subject: Re: libata 2.6.5->2.6.6 regression -part II
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 08:06:04 -0400	[thread overview]
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Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> On Monday 17 of May 2004 18:34, Brad Campbell wrote:
>>G'day all,
>>I caught the suggestion on my last post in the archives, but because I'm
>>not subscribed and wasn't cc'd I can't keep it threaded.
>>I tried backing out the suggested acpi patch (No difference at all), and I
>>managed to get apic to work but it still hangs solid in the same place.
>>dmesg attached.
>>I managed to figure out that the VIA ATA driver captures my sata drives on
>>the via ports, explaining why sata_via misses them, but writing data to
>>those drives (hde & hdg) causes dma timeouts and locks the machine. No
>>useful debug info produced. The machine becomes non-responsive, throws a
>>couple of dma timeouts to the console and then loses all interactivity
>>(keyboard, serial, network) forcing a reset push.
>>Is there any way I can prevent the VIA ATA driver capturing this device?
>>Unfortunately my boot drive is on hda on the on-board VIA ATA interface so
>>I need it compiled in.
> Disable the fscking PCI IDE generic driver.
> [ You are not the first one tricked by it. ]
> AFAIR support for VIA 8237 was added to it before sata_via.c was ready.
> [ but my memory is... ]

What would happen if the generic driver was initialized last? That would 
let other more specific drivers grab devices first. The model which 
comes to mind is a route table, smallest subnet (or in this case most 
specific) being used first. Or would that open a whole other nest of snakes?

    -bill davidsen (
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
  last possible moment - but no longer"  -me

  parent reply	other threads:[~2004-05-21 23:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-17 16:34 Brad Campbell
2004-05-18 13:13 ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2004-05-19  6:51   ` Brad Campbell
2004-05-21 12:06   ` Bill Davidsen [this message]
2004-05-21 12:33     ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2004-05-21 14:35       ` Bill Davidsen
2004-05-21 14:52         ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2004-05-18 19:52 ` Sergey Vlasov

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