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Re: 1.0.1 doesn't work with SGI1100

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Subject: Re: 1.0.1 doesn't work with SGI1100
From: Andy Kwong <andy.kwong@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12 Sep 2001 11:27:48 -0700
Cc: linux-xfs <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20010912151731.B3756@poortvliet.demeern.sgi.com>
References: <1000175055.23809.155.camel@stantz.corp.sgi.com> <27772.1000176060@kao2.melbourne.sgi.com> <20010912151731.B3756@poortvliet.demeern.sgi.com>
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And you might want to check out the contrib RPMS at


As the newer kernels contains serverworks support. These RPMS also have
lm_sensors support for hardware monitoring.


On Wed, 2001-09-12 at 06:17, Martin Hilgeman wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 September 2001, at 12:41 +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> > On 10 Sep 2001 19:24:15 -0700, 
> > Florin Andrei <florin@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >ide=nodma solves the problem for the installer. But, after the install,
> > >when the system comes up for the first time, it's the same problem: it's
> > >frozen when it tries to mount large partitions.
> > >I can add to the kickstart file, to the lilo option, the "--append
> > >ide=nodma" string, and it appears to solve the problem. But, still, if i
> > >want a high performance from that system (and believe me, i do want
> > >that, since it's gonna be a busy mail gateway), not using DMA will hurt
> > >performance.
> > 
> > It is likely to be a chipset problem rather than XFS.  RH 7.1 was
> > probably compiled without CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO.
> I used to have the same problem on sgi 1100's. The solution is to patch
> the kernel with Andre Hedrick's IDE patch, which supports the
> Serverworks 3LE chipset.
> The patches can be found on: http://www.linux-ide.org
> With this patch I get ~16 MB/s on a single Seagate Barracuda ST320420A
> disk drive. Don't forget to tune with hdparm(8) (hdparm -c3 -d1 -A1 -m16
> -X66 works best here).
> Regards,
> -Martin

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