Bug 99372 - Continuing DMA-related errors with HPT374 and 2.4.20-19.9
Summary: Continuing DMA-related errors with HPT374 and 2.4.20-19.9
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-18 09:26 UTC by Tomi Orava
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:41:18 UTC
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The output of lspci -vv (1.98 KB, text/plain)
2003-07-18 09:28 UTC, Tomi Orava
no flags Details
IDE DMA-related errors with latest 2.4.20-19.9 kernel (5.42 KB, text/plain)
2003-07-24 15:30 UTC, Tomi Orava
no flags Details

Description Tomi Orava 2003-07-18 09:26:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
It's impossible to install RedHat Linux 9 into a hard-disk which is connected to
HPT374 ide-controller when the DMA has not been disabled. Obviously, the system
will simply not boot later on (after the installation) if the "ide=nodma" kernel
parameter has not been set accordingly.

ACPI doesn't seem to matter as it has been tested on and off, as well as local
IO-Apic has been disabled as well. The system works fine with Highpoint's own
proprietary ide-driver though (DMA enabled).

The error message is:
"hde: Lost interrupt"
(there is simply nothing else)


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.4.20-8, kernel-2.4.20-18.9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try too boot up the system with 2.4.20-18.9, which has been installed on a
disk connected to HPT374-controller.

Additional info:

The hardware in question is:

Epox 8K9A3+ motherboard (Via KT400, HPT374-ide (Dual Channel ATA-66/100/133
IDE), Latest v. 13.03.2003 mb bios)
AMD Athlon 1400 TB
IBM Deskstar 75GXP 45GB HD (IBM-DTLA-307045)

Comment 1 Tomi Orava 2003-07-18 09:28:24 UTC
Created attachment 92998 [details]
The output of lspci -vv

Comment 2 Tomi Orava 2003-07-24 15:30:12 UTC
Created attachment 93110 [details]
IDE DMA-related errors with latest 2.4.20-19.9 kernel

It seems that the release of RH9 updated kernel (2.4.20-19.9) has fixed the
kernel hanging bug (DMA w/ HPT374), although there still seems to be some
problems with DMA with high I/O cases as the attached log file shows. I'm very
happy to get rid of hightech's proprietary driver ...
If you need any more information, please ask.

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:41:18 UTC
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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