When will >=PDC20269 be supported?

When will >=PDC20269 be supported?

Post by Eric » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:01:20

I've been trying to get a Promise Ultra133 TX2 (20269 chip) to work on
Debian or Redhat until I noticed, despite upgrading the kernel to 2.4.18,
there is no driver for this. E.g., from 'make menuconfig':
"PDC202{46|62|65|67|68} support" exists. No 20269. Later kernels on ix86
have this. Anyone know when will it become available for Alpha Linux.
Also, is it the same driver as ix86 uses? Just wondering....

When will >=PDC20269 be supported?

Post by mru » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:30:02

Erick < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Try 2.4.23. 2.4.18 is very old.

It's the same driver for all architectures.

Ms Rullgd


When will >=PDC20269 be supported?

Post by Eric » Sat, 20 Dec 2003 07:51:05

I downloaded 2.4.23 from kernel.org (mirror) and my 200GB drive is
detected as such on the (old) integrated CY82C693 interface. This was my
ultimate goal. (I compiled in 20269 support too, and though I haven't
tested it, someone confirmed it works with 2.4.23.) Evidently LBA48 did
not appear until >2.4.18. Go figure.

I would like to thank Mans and (from my post a long time ago) Mathieu
Chouquet-Stringer for offering a correct interpretation. (Note that there
were others in the thread who were not.)
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