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From: Rachel Greenham <>
To: "Christian Bornträger" <>
Cc: Thomas Molina <>,
Subject: Re: VIA KT133A crash *post* 2.4.3-ac6
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 19:27:53 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106160827100.13727-100000@localhost.localdomain> <002201c0f66e$90675360$3303a8c0@einstein>

Christian Bornträger wrote:

>>If possible, can you remove the hard disc from the promise and attach it on
>>the VIA-Controller and test if the problem still occurs? (prepare a bootdisc
>>if you cannot boot. Propably, you have to pass a new root-partition to the
>>I hardly believe that the promise controller has some problems with the new
>>VIA setup introduced in 2.4.3-ac7. Using the promise ports of the A7V133 is
>>the only correlation I see again and again...
Yes, plugging the drive into the primary VIA IDE port, it seems to work 
perfectly. Am now on 2.4.5-ac14 with UDMA5 enabled and it seems quite happy.

Which would seem to indicate that yes, it *is* a Promise issue - or at 
least a Promise-on-VIA issue.

FWIW the Promise BIOS announces itself as version 2.01 build 35.


Thus far I've been presuming that the Promise IDE ports were 
UDMA100/66/33 and the VIA IDE ports were UDMA66/33, and thus naturally 
wanted to use the Promise ports to get better performance. Now, on more 
careful reading of the manual, it seems to be telling me that *all* of 
the IDE ports are UDMA100/66/33, the main benefit of the Promise chip 
besides being able to plug more IDE devices in, being the RAID 0 support 
(which I don't need [yet]). Then, on looking again at the bonnie 
*results* (rather than just noting that it hadn't *crashed*), I notice 
that the figures are about the same, possibly marginally better, than 
those I was getting out of the Promise ports.

And there I thought I'd have to be slumming it... Doh! :-} <sheepish/>


  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-16 18:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-12 12:10 VIA KT133A crash *post* 2.4.3-ac6 Rachel Greenham
2001-06-12 12:42 ` Christian Bornträger
2001-06-12 13:19   ` Rachel Greenham
2001-06-12 15:58   ` Alan Cox
2001-06-12 15:56 ` Alan Cox
2001-06-16  0:03   ` Thomas Molina
2001-06-16 10:15     ` Rachel Greenham
2001-06-16 13:42       ` Thomas Molina
2001-06-16 14:13         ` Christian Bornträger
2001-06-16 18:27           ` Rachel Greenham [this message]
2001-06-16 15:24         ` Rachel Greenham
2001-06-16 16:57           ` Justin Guyett
2001-06-16 17:25             ` Rachel Greenham
2001-06-17 11:56 Jason T. Collins

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