Re: cerberus errors on 2.4.19 (ide dma related)

From: Barry K. Nathan (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 04:00:00 EST

On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 03:26:42AM -0400, Ed Sweetman wrote:
> Ok, i reran the test with a little process of elimination.
> The problem occurs only when dma is enabled on the promise controller's
> harddrive.

Looking at your dmesg, it seems you're using a Promise controller on a
VIA chipset. AFAIK this is a known problem and the only known solution
is to avoid the VIA/Promise combo.

-Barry K. Nathan <>
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