Buying hard drives

Saul Thurrowgood saul at
Thu Aug 23 09:46:57 EST 2001

Same reason here. Just set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_VIA82CXXX=y for the VIA
vt82c686b chipset and disk started using UDMA100 instead of 33.

ide driver still says "Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes".


On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Brett Worth wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Simon Haddon wrote:
> > The question to ask is why are my stats so low compared to the other
> > hdparm stats.
> I had low performance until I built my kernel with specific support for my
> IDE chipset.  The symptom was that a "hdparm /dev/hda" said that DMA is not
> turned on.
> I think this was the one that fixed it (for me):
> Brett

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