[CentOS-devel] sata_via and WD drives incompatibility patch
ned at unixmail.co.uk
Wed May 4 16:17:19 UTC 2011
On 04/05/11 08:31, Dmitry E. Mikhailov wrote:
> I was hit by an infamous hardware incompatibility between VIA VT6420/1 sata
> card (sata_via) and newer Western Digital drives.
> The bug has been worked around in mainline kernel at 188.8.131.52,
> * https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15173
> * http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ide/46352
> * http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1062139
> The sata_via patch from bug#15173 applies cleanly to sata_via module of
> 2.6.18-238 and now I'm running using a 'fixed' module with no problem.
> Unfortunately the patched module uses symbols not from kABI whitelist so
> universal replacement kernel module could not be made, but the patch itself
> could be integrated to upstream's tree or into the CentOS-Plus kernel. As I'm
> not a RHEL subscriber, I can only ask for the latter.
> Any ideas?
> Best regards,
> Dmitry Mikhailov
There are actually 3 relevant patches in the latest upstream kernel
(184.108.40.206) for this issue:
2010-11-19 Tejun Heo sata_via: apply magic FIFO fix to vt6420 too
2010-06-02 Tejun Heo sata_via: magic vt6421 fix for transmission
2010-06-07 Tejun Heo sata_via: explain the magic fix
ELRepo has updated drivers for sata_via available that fix this issue
for both EL5 and EL6:
As this isn't really a CentOS Development issue, can I ask that we take
any discussion of the above to the elrepo mailing lists and/or bug tracker:
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