Any known issues regarding VIA IDE chips?
tfrank at optushome.com.au
Wed Feb 25 03:43:18 PST 2004
On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 09:25:12AM -0800, David Raistrick wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Tony Frank wrote:
> > I am having trouble with a Aplus motherboard I have.
> > Board is based around VIA 82C691 chipset with VIA 82C586B IDE chip.
> > ata(4) shows the chip as being supported.
> Perhaps try not using the primary controller at all, only using the
While not testing this idea on that exact board I did try that on a
second system with VIA chipset (82C693 with 82C596A IDE) with no
On this system even fallings back to hw.ata.ata_dma=0 didn't help &
in fact made things worse.
> I've seen problems that were specific to solid-state flash that happened
> only on the primary, never on the secondary...it's possible you're running
> into a variation on that theme.
I solve the problem on the Aplus board by turining off hw.ata.ata_dma in
While a bit slower the resulting system works which is the main
issue at this time.
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