Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99372
Continuing DMA-related errors with HPT374 and 2.4.20-19.9
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:44 EDT
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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):
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.
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)
Created attachment 92998 [details]
The output of lspci -vv
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 ...
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