Re: Kernel 2.4.17 with VT8367 [KT266] crashes on heavy ide load togeter

Dieter Nützel (
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 02:12:01 +0100

On Friday, 24. March 2002 22:18:21 David wrote:
> Hi,
> First off, I'd like to thank Andre Hedrick for the link to:
> It was very helpful in making me understand why the performance of my
> newly bought Adaptec 2400A IDE-Raid card sucked so badly in combination
> with my VIA KT133 based board.
> I have done some testing (on the Win platform since that's where the
> patches to remedy this situation are available) that shows quite nicely
> how the PCI bus gets totally overrun by transfer rates in excess of
> approximately 74MB/s and instead slows down.
> Short summary
> =============
> Expected rate Experienced rate
> 84MB/s
> 50MB/s
> 80MB/s
> 64MB/s
> 74MB/s
> 74MB/s
> (If someone is very interested, mail me and I can publish some transfer
> rate graphs online)

Can you please redo with latest VIA fix applied?

Via Patch:
Post Patch:


Dieter Nützel
Graduate Student, Computer Science

University of Hamburg Department of Computer Science @home:

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