Subject: Re: pciide lockup
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/2000 17:45:45
On Mon, Aug 07, 2000 at 12:43:06AM +0900, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> I'm still unable to track PR 9039 (some PIIX-based computer
> locks up if we try to use pciide code). while I'm at it, i think
> it would be better for us to turn off pciide, for INSTALL kernel.
> the idea is:
> - pciide controllers works with "wdc at isa" code (is it true?)
> - installation does not require that much of speed
> - it would be VERY bad if install floppy chokes on someone's computer
> opinions, thoughts?
I don't think everybody should suffer a substantially slower install
just because one class of machine might not work right..
It's better to define some option (PCIIDE_PIIX_DONT_MATCH or something)
and enable it in INSTALL, so that chipsets that have these problems
are not matched by pciide, and they will fall back to wdc at isa.
However, suppose you get this to work, what about GENERIC? It's cool
to be able to finish the install, but if your system won't work
afterwards that doesn't help much either.