Re: Marvell PATA-SATA bridge meets 2.4.x

From: Rumi Szabolcs
Date: Mon Mar 08 2004 - 11:29:51 EST

On Sat, 06 Mar 2004 19:55:00 -0800
Mike Fedyk <mfedyk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Rumi Szabolcs wrote:
> > As it can be seen below, a native SATA150 drive is connected
> > to a SATA port implemented using that Marvell chip hooked up
> > to the ICH4's parallel ATA133 port and this way the drive is
> > only recognized (and used) as UDMA33:
> >
> > hdc: 312581808 sectors (160042 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=19457/255/63, UDMA(33)
> >
> > As far as I can remember someone (Jeff Garzik?) suspected the
> > SATA cable not being recognized as a 80-conductor thus >=UDMA66
> > capable cable. Then it was told that there is a fix underway that
> > will be included in the 2.4.23 kernel. The above snippet shows
> > that the 2.4.25 kernel still has this problem. Any comments?
> You want to use a 2.6 kernel and talk to Bart, and Jeff about this...

Well, I don't really want a 2.6 kernel on that machine (yet) because
in my opinion it is not stable enough for a production system.

Would it be hard to fix that in 2.4?

Szabolcs Rumi
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