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Re: [opensuse] Can anyone interpret this error message
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 18:45:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370805281545s79c0cf32wb10de91c0c10790d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Cristian Rodríguez <crrodriguez@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Nico Sabbi escribió:

you can solve this problem (that made me definitively abandon Fedora for
simply replacing your ata controller with its non-libata counterpart: e.g.
I had to remove
sata_via in favor of vt82cxxx.

That is no solution, drivers needs fixing/workaround instead.

Historically the Linux 2.6 kernel has had some situations where they
only supported the PATA connections of a controller or the SATA
connections. I believe dual support has been to most by now, so I
don't know if any drivers are still hobbled like that in 2.6.25 or

Thus if a user had one of those, they either had to choose one half of
their controller to use, or get a different controller.

I believe one workaround was to run the controller in "legacy" mode
and use the PATA driver.

e to remove non-libata based
drivers that Fedora did.

They may be removed at some in the future though, but that's something
kernel people decides.

The old drivers/ide subsystem is likely to be in vanilla kernels for a
year or two longer (or more), but it can be disabled during kernel
compile. I gather from Nico's comment that Fedora has quit building
them into their kernels. A surprising situation, but certainly
technically feasible.

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