Bug 73891 - Third PDC20269 controller in system dosen't work
Third PDC20269 controller in system dosen't work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-09-12 18:46 EDT by dharris
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:55 EDT
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/proc/pci file from system (via cut-and-paste) (3.38 KB, text/plain)
2002-09-12 18:48 EDT, dharris
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Description dharris 2002-09-12 18:46:16 EDT
Description of Problem:

When I install three Promise PDC20269 chipset-based ATA-133 controllers (Maxtor 
Ultra 133 TX2) in my system, the drives on the third controller are not 
accessible. The ide subsystem recognizes the presence of the drives, but 
reading and writing to them is not possible and throws errors on the screen.

I've played around with hdparam trying to get the drives to work without 
success. I have had success with a mandrake kernel that looks like it has a 
later version of the ide driver code. (More on that below.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install three Maxtor Ultra 133 TX2 controllers.
2. Attach a drive to each controller.
3. Boot into kernel-2.4.18-5
4. Read the first block from the last drive.

Actual Results:

[root@remotebackup root]# dd if=/dev/hdo of=/dev/null count=1
dd: reading `/dev/hdo': Input/output error
0+0 records in
0+0 records out

The following is logged to the console:
end_request: I/O error, dev 59:00 (hdo), sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev 59:00 (hdo), sector 2
end_request: I/O error, dev 59:00 (hdo), sector 4
end_request: I/O error, dev 59:00 (hdo), sector 6

Expected Results:

[root@remotebackup root]# dd if=/dev/hdk of=/dev/null count=1
1+0 records in
1+0 records out

Additional Information:

I've been using the Mandrake version kernel- which allows 
all three controllers to work without problem. No hdparam settings are 
required. So, I think this problem has been fixed in later ide driver code. 

For your convenience, here is the kernel that works:


Comment 1 dharris 2002-09-12 18:48:57 EDT
Created attachment 75984 [details]
/proc/pci file from system (via cut-and-paste)
Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:55 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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