[CentOS] Centos 5.2 and 2.6.18-92 Kernel backported SATA fixes?

Michael Rock mikerocks65 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 7 12:35:38 UTC 2008

--- On Mon, 7/7/08, Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org> wrote:

> From: Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Centos 5.2 and 2.6.18-92 Kernel backported SATA fixes?
> To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
> Date: Monday, July 7, 2008, 7:01 AM
> On Sun, 6 Jul 2008, Michael Rock wrote:
> > Last year to get motherboards with the G33 chipset
> with SATA working 
> > with Centos I had to either use David Harbic fixes or
> use Fedora 8 since 
> > it had the later 2.6.25 kernel.
> >
> > I no longer see David's fixes available and also
> see in the 5.2 release 
> > notes "update SATA driver and
> infrastructure".  Did Redhat finally 
> > incorporate fixes to full support the new G33 chipset
> and SATA?
> >
> > I have more of these G33 chipset motherboards with
> Q6600 cpu.  Trying 
> > to decide which is the least hassle setup and long
> term i386 or x86_64, 
> > on either Centos 5.2 or Fedora 9?
> First of all, if this is important to you, please remember
> to buy hardware 
> based on your OS requirements (and not buy what looks
> interesting to find 
> out you end up having issues driving it). Especially if you
> buy more than 
> one piece...

Actually I did. I checked linuxtested.com before purchase and it showed this model tested ok with Redhat except for audio which I could care less about. Also, given that the chipset has been out over a year now, it works with Fedora, and you have people like David providing fixes you would figure by now RHEL 5.2 would have caught up.

> Secondly, Fedora 9 is neither a least hassle setup, not a
> long term 
> solution. Since you may have to upgrade every 6 to 12
> months, which is 
> something you may think does not matter that much, until
> you are forced to 
> upgrade on a timetable that is not yours.

Most of my boxes run Centos and I prefer Centos for that very reason over the hassle of constant upgrades.  I also went with Fedora 8 which was a smooth install but plan to move it back to Centos/RHEL when they catch up with the kernel updates.  The kernel numbering can be a bit confusing to me since they backport fixes.  At kernel.org the Sata problems were not fixed until a later release and not in 2.6.18

> Thirdly, the best way to find out if your hardware is
> supported is to do 
> an actual installation on that hardware. Since you have
> more than one 
> piece, why not boot it and see if it is fixed ? And then
> report back :-)

I agree but been there before and wanted to see if anyone else knew about the backported fixes in case it looks like it is working but in reality there were unforseen problems that were not backported.  Is there another place that details RH kernel fixes other than Errata since I could not find the fixes detailed at kernel.org?



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