Re: SUSE 9.1 and SATA drives
From: Brian (nospam_at_my-local.net)
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 12:59:16 +0000
On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 09:34:40 +0100, Richard Adams wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Mar 2004 13:43:40 +0000, Tweetie Pooh wrote:
>> Will the new version support SATA drives from install and is it worth it?
> Huuh!, AFAIK old suse versions like 8 supported SATA Sil chipsets, i know
> for sure 9.0 does i have a via chipset.
Not sure that the SiI3112 was around when SuSE 8.0 was current?
Besides, it's a kernel issue and not a distro version issue.
The default kernel "supports" this chip in that you can read/write a
SATA disk just fine, but with no DMA.
> Unlike others i have had +/- 53.78 MB/sec for ages, even with an
> experimental patch 2.4.22-ac .
That's how come you got SATA DMA support, while those of us with the
SuSE-supplied 2.4.20 kernel don't.
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