ATA over 127 GByte on FBSD 4.8 ?
glenn at antimatter.net
Tue Aug 2 16:39:35 GMT 2005
At 08:14 AM 8/2/2005, Mark Terribile wrote:
> > At 12:32 AM 8/2/2005, Mark Terribile wrote:
> > > > [materribile wrote]
> > > > > ===I recently replaced smaller drives with a 160G and 250G drives
> > > > >(IDE). ... attempts to access anything above 127G resulted in errors:
> > >[Kris Kennaway wrote]
> > > > Try 4.11 if you don't want to make the leap to 5.x ...
> > > > 4.11 can definitely access >127GB.
> > >
> > >Looming over this is the possibility that, after I install 4.11, it still
> > >won't work, not because of a basic problem in the OS, but because I have
> > >some setting wrong somewhere.
> > Are you asking for solutions to problems you don't have yet?
>I want to solve the actual problem, not make new ones, since ...
> > >...
> > According to CVS logs, 48 bit addressing first appeared in version
> > 126.96.36.199 of ata-disk.c which was included in the 4.5 release.
>Well, if it's supposed to work in 4.5 and beyond, and if it doesn't work on my
>4.8, it's a fair bet that the problem is something in my configuration. If I
>don't fix that, 4.11 may not work either, and I'll have the added handicap of
>all the additional variables that the update may introduce. So suggestions
>on things to check first are still very welcome.
>I'll need to set a whole day aside for the upgrade to deal with surprises. I
>won't get that for at least a week and a half, so I have plenty of time to
>check other things first.
I didn't see your first email. I went back and read it though, and the SIS
963 south bridge isn't supported (recognized) at all in 4.x.
Based on CVS logs, it looks like support for SIS 963 south bridge wasn't
available until 5.1 RELEASE.
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