Re: [patch] VIA 4.2x driver for 2.2 kernels

From: Shane Wegner (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 02:15:02 EST

On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 08:09:19AM +0100, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 03:59:27PM -0800, Shane Wegner wrote:
> > > You wanted my VIA driver for 2.2. Here is a patch that brings the very
> > > latest 4.2 driver to the 2.2 kernel. The patch is against the
> > > 2.2.19-pre13 kernel plus yours 1221 ide patch.
> >
> > This drivers breaks with my HP 8110 CD-R drive. It's
> > sitting on primary slave of a Via 686B controler. When I
> > try to do a hdparm -d1 -u1 -k1 /dev/hdb, the kernel locks
> > up hard. Not even an oops. Reverting to the old driver
> > works fine.
> Don't do that. Use the kernel option to enable DMA instead.
> Hmm, I'll have to look into this anyway - many users seem to do that and
> it isn't as harmless as it looks (it worked by pure luck with the
> previous version).
Ok, can I still use -u1 -k1 -c1 on the drives or is it even
necessary anymore. Is the deprecation of -d1 VIA IDE
specific or does it apply to the entire subsystem.

Shane Wegner:
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