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Bug 72542 - need Vojtech Pavlik's VIA updates for vt8233a southbridge support
need Vojtech Pavlik's VIA updates for vt8233a southbridge support
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-08-24 22:05 EDT by James Ralston
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-08 16:53:11 EDT
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Vojtech Pavlik's VIA updates, for 2.4.18-11 kernel (15.49 KB, patch)
2002-08-24 22:08 EDT, James Ralston
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Description James Ralston 2002-08-24 22:05:57 EDT
Support for the VIA vt8233a southbridge didn't appear in the Linux kernel until
2.4.19-pre5, when Vojtech Pavlik updated drivers/ide/ide-timing.h and

Although the Red Hat (null) beta kernel is based on 2.4.19-pre10-ac2, and should
thus contain support for the VIA vt8233a southbridge, the (null) kernel doesn't
support the vt8233a, because the linux-2.4.18-idebackport patch (patch 2390)
reverts Vojtech Pavlik's updates.
Since Red Hat Linux 7.3 (kernel-2.4.18-4), I've been building my own kernel
(based on Red Hat's) which includes Vojtech Pavlik's VIA southbridge updates. 
While I certainly can't test my kernel as thoroughly as Red Hat does, I've had
zero problems with my kernels.

Since I noticed other people were having the same problems with VIA vt8233a
southbridges, I documented what I'd discovered and done on my web page:


I'd like to see Vojtech Pavlik's VIA updates included in the official Red Hat
kernel.  Please consider adding them.
Comment 1 James Ralston 2002-08-24 22:08:32 EDT
Created attachment 72811 [details]
Vojtech Pavlik's VIA updates, for 2.4.18-11 kernel
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-08-25 04:51:14 EDT
please run up2date before filing such bugs ;)
Comment 3 Matthew Hannigan 2002-08-25 10:39:23 EDT
What does it mean for it to be 'not supported'
I have installed 7.2, skipjack, 7,3,limbo and null on
my machine (gigabyte 7vrxp) without any problems.

No dma, but no problems either.  Is the lack of dma
the only problem?
Comment 4 Warren Togami 2002-09-08 16:53:05 EDT
Is this resolved in Rawhide?

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