i have been fiddling with the ac patches since kernel 2.6.10 (thats EVERY version since then)
i just compiled and installed 126.96.36.199 with patch-2.6.11-ac3 and the issue has not changed. (i actually don't know if its an issue actually - just a little strange).
i am running in pass through mode - not raid.
the problem is that drives attached to the it8212 controller are being picked up first - that is, they are set to /dev/hda and /dev/hdb. my actual primary IDE drive ends up being /dev/hde and the primary slave is /dev/hdf (i guess c and d are the second it8212 ide ports, these have no drives attached). i also have a cd drive and dvd drive on the seconday ide which are set as hdg and hdh respectively.
i did not compile the it821x driver into the kernel but as a module (i have tried that also - no change). though i'm not actually loading the module from /etc/modules, its loaded anyway (along with a myriad of other ata controllers which then report errors as they can't be unloaded - though i read somewhere that this was by design??? strange).
i have dug around for some boot options for the driver but can't seem to find any. went through the source code for the module also and couldn't figure anything out from that. are there any???
bios settings are correct as far as i can tell - simply set to ata mode not raid.
grub can't see the it8212 controller so i have to set the root drive to hd0 and then provide the kernel option root=/dev/hde2 to boot. i did try to remap the drives in grub, but it wouldn't work as it of course didn't pick them up. they're the FIRST thing that comes up as the kernel loads however - almost as if assuming that i want to boot from a drive attached to the controller so it goes there first.
is there some kernel boot option to have the controller not load so quickly thereby not getting assigned drives hda-hdd??? is there something else i'm missing?? is it by design???
please let me know if some extra info is required.
other than that posted above, the ac patch for it821x seems to be working fine.
i have posted relevant output details below.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (at the moment i'm downloading every kernel src version and ac patch as they come out in the hope that its been sorted out - very time consuming as you can imagine)
output from fdisk -l is below (hda and hdb are on the it8212 controller):
Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 155061 cylinders Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 1 155061 78150712+ 83 Linux Disk /dev/hdb: 20.4 GB, 20490559488 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2491 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hdb1 1 2491 20008926 83 Linux Disk /dev/hde: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hde1 1 146 1172713+ 82 Linux swap /dev/hde2 * 147 14593 116045527+ 83 Linux Disk /dev/hdf: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hdf1 1 9729 78148161 83 Linux
relevant dmesg output follows:
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2 ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx IT8212: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:03:0c.0 ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:03:0c.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 169 IT8212: chipset revision 17 it821x: controller in pass through mode. IT8212: 100% native mode on irq 169 ide0: BM-DMA at 0x9000-0x9007, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:DMA ide1: BM-DMA at 0x9008-0x900f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio Probing IDE interface ide0... hda: WDC WD800JB-00FMA0, ATA DISK drive hdb: Maxtor 2B020H1, ATA DISK drive ide0 at 0x8010-0x8017,0x8402 on irq 169 Probing IDE interface ide1... NET: Registered protocol family 1 ICH5: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:1f.1 ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 177 ICH5: chipset revision 2 ICH5: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later ide2: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hde:DMA, hdf:DMA ide3: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdg:DMA, hdh:DMA Probing IDE interface ide2... hde: WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1, ATA DISK drive hdf: WDC WD800JB-00ETA0, ATA DISK drive ide2 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14 Probing IDE interface ide3... hdg: SONY DVD-ROM DDU1613, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive hdh: SONY CD-RW CRX230E, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive ide3 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15 Probing IDE interface ide1... hda: max request size: 128KiB hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100) hda: cache flushes supported /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 hdb: max request size: 128KiB hdb: 40020624 sectors (20490 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=39703/16/63, UDMA(100) hdb: cache flushes not supported /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: p1 hde: max request size: 128KiB hde: 234441648 sectors (120034 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100) hde: cache flushes not supported /dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 hdf: max request size: 1024KiB hdf: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(100) hdf: cache flushes supported