> From what I gather this chipset on 2.4.x is only stable if you
> cripple just about everything that makes
> it worth having (udma, 2nd ide channel etc etc) ? does it even
> work when all that's done now or is it fully functional?
For most people (95% at least) it's fully functional, including DMA
(even UDMA100), both channels (I have never seen a problem with the 2nd
channel?), etc. There are some people who have problems, namely Abit KT7
users, but a BIOS upgrade seems to fix those case usually.
> I used some pre 2.4.1 kernel before it thrashed my disk and i had UDMA
> disabled in bios and kernel and the corruption persisted. I heard
> somewhere that it may have been linked to swap ? Anyway, I'm using
> 2.2.19-pre7 right now with DMA and it's doing perfect ...with better
> responsiveness than 2.4.x . Could this be because of via problems on
> the 2.4.x kernel or is it 2.4.x arch ?
No, probably not.
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