Bug 45224 - hda: timeout waiting for dma
Summary: hda: timeout waiting for dma
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-20 23:02 UTC by Cain O. Aaron, Jr.
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 13:54:30 UTC
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Description Cain O. Aaron, Jr. 2001-06-20 23:02:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
Every time I boot or try to install I recieve an error that repeats for
about 3-5min here is the error
"partition check:
hda: hda: timeout waiting for dma
hda: irq timeout: status=x58 {DriverReady SeekComplete DataRequest}"  This
error keeps repeating for 3-5min then the system boots like normal.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot the system
2.Try to install from the cd

Additional info: I have a ATA 100mb Western Digital Hard-Drive 30gb.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-21 07:58:39 UTC
Does it work if you pass "ide=nodma" to the lilo / syslinux prompt ?

Comment 2 Cain O. Aaron, Jr. 2001-06-27 13:05:58 UTC
I will try that tonight.

Comment 3 Malcolm MacNiven 2001-07-05 21:02:38 UTC
I too have this problem anytime I try to mound a CD.  Additionally my system is 
locked up while I am getting all of the timeouts.  

Adding 'ide=nodma' to the lilo command line fixes the problem.


Comment 4 Cain O. Aaron, Jr. 2001-07-06 12:27:06 UTC
Yea I tried the "ide=nodma" and my system works like a charm now.  Thanks alot
for the help.  So does that mean that Kernal 2.4 doesn't support the 100mb
transfer rate of the new IDE hard-drives?

Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2001-07-06 12:30:05 UTC
The kernel supports it, but it seems that once it tries to use it, your
hardware starts to give errors. This is most often the result of a cableproblem.

Is your IDE cable of the "80 ribbon" type, and not too long ?

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