Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Feb 6 05:20:17 PST 2005

The following reply was made to PR misc/77163; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: misc/77163
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2005 14:11:56 +0100

 This sounds exactly like the stuff I fought for half a year.
 My motherboard was an Arima/Rioworks HDAMA and something on that board
 just didn't like Promise chips.  This was a bit of a problem as the
 onboard SATA channels are Promise.
 I've heard that recent bios updates should have fixed it, but I have
 not been able to check it.
 If you have a HDAMA motherboard and a bios upgrade does not fix it,
 return the board and tell them that you have the "promise data corruption
 problem" and want a board that works.
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