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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pillsnotbills, try to append pci=nomsi, perhaps that works

in addition if you're using ~x86 (testing branch) update dhcpcd to the latest version (3.0.8 atm)

2.6.18-mm3 is known to have some problems (at least with sky2 network cards)


ok guys / girls, since I threw away my two old IDE-drives (they nearly caused my computer to burn down :evil: ) I now have no use for the JMicron controller (2 old HDDs replaced by 2 S-ATA-drives) ,

so could you please tell me if 2.6.20-rc2 or newer kernel works on amd64 in conjunction with Intel ICH / JMicron controller ??

I'm looking for a new kernel for "small gentoo", amd64 branch
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kernelOfTruth wrote:

could you please tell me if 2.6.20-rc2 or newer kernel works on amd64 in conjunction with Intel ICH / JMicron controller ??


I've been running gentoo-source 2.6.19 without any problems. Of course, I couldn't get ICH Pata to work, so I moved that drive to another computer. Things have been going so well that I actually managed to get that other comp setup as a file server.

In other words I'm getting bored with the stability, so decided to hook up a drive and see what happened.

2.6.20 rc2 git sources
Test with Pata drive on ICH. DVD on Jmicron.

DVD is present but can't comment on performance yet (dvd player isn't setup properly yet). I don't anticipate any problems.

ICH Pata ....

Notes in menuconfig indicate the "Intel PIIX/ICH SATA support" supplies SATA and PATA support.
So I left everything roughly equivalent to what I was using with gentoo-source.

Boot hits a loop with detection on the PATA drive that ends up
Code:
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris ata1.00: limiting speed to PIO4
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris ata1.00: cmd c8/00:08:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/e0 tag 0 cdb 0x0 data 4096 in
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris res 40/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris ata1: soft resetting port
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris ata1.00: configured for PIO4
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris ata1: EH complete
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris unknown partition table
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
Dec 27 18:28:26 iris ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: MAP [ P0 P2 P1 P3 ]


The key problems being "PIO4" on a drive capable of UDMA6, and "unknown partition table".
/dev listed only "sda" with no partitions.
cfdisk showed the proper partition table.
Ran partprobe and udevstart and the partitions showed up in /dev.

Performance is attrocious.
Code:

iris linux # hdparm -tT /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
 Timing cached reads:   2306 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1153.53 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:   12 MB in  3.43 seconds =   3.49 MB/sec


For my SATA drive
Code:
iris linux # hdparm -tT /dev/sdb

/dev/sdb:
 Timing cached reads:   2300 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1149.84 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:   84 MB in  3.05 seconds =  27.53 MB/sec


I was going to run dbench or bonnie++ on the drive to try and test for system stability with this setup.
Unfortunately I haven't figured out how to use either program. A rather severe headache is preventing me from continuing for now.

I'll leave things setup as-is for now. If I run into any problems or figure out any fixes, I'll report back. But I likely won't be able to do much more till tomorrow or this weekend.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!, so I decided to use 2.6.19 for the new "small gentoo" release (amd64) then,

I think for my system I'll stick to a kernel between 2.6.19 and 2.6.20-rc2-mm1

for the PIO-issue: have you checked your cable?

Andrew Morton just released 2.6.20-rc2-mm1, so you could give that "unstable" kernel a try :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kernelOfTruth wrote:

for the PIO-issue: have you checked your cable?


Tried 3 different cables. Including the "good" one from my dvd.

kernelOfTruth wrote:

Andrew Morton just released 2.6.20-rc2-mm1, so you could give that "unstable" kernel a try :wink:


Switched to that one. Same issues. Drive will downgrade to PIO during boot, no partitions recognized until partprobe is used.
hdparm shows the drive at "udma0", but the kernel messages show PIO4.

Was using bios option for "enhanced ide".
Tried setting bios to "compatibility mode", and that will not allow SATA and PATA on the same controller. BIOS will only detect one of them.
Tried "AHCI", which introduces a different set of hangups during boot, but doesn't stop the original problem.

Also tried setting UDMA5 for the drive in BIOS. No go.

I think there are still kinks in the driver. But there is definitely progress being made.
I'll try a few more tests later.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@kernelOfTruth

I'm soon to be the owner of a new computer with pretty much the same set up as you (well use to have before your new SATA HDDs). Basically I'll have the P5W DH Deluxe/WIFI-AP with two IDE HDDs and IDE DVD-RW. Would you recommend just making the DVD-RW a SATA one (I haven't bought the burner yet). Then I could just forget about the JMicron and use the ICH7R only to get my system up and running. Then just wait for everything to be properly supported.

By the way what kernels, kernel options, grub options and patches combination works for your Marvell 88E8053 ethernet controller?

Thanks alot for the help. It seems like your the only person who know how to get the P5W DH to work with Linux on the net.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fire Hazard wrote:
P5W DH Deluxe... Would you recommend just making the DVD-RW a SATA one

Good idea.

SKY2 in kernel, for Ethernet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you don't really need a S-ATA dvd-drive, but the problems for you is the lack of ide-ports, so the answer is:

YES,

get yourself a good S-ata dvd-rw & connect the two IDE drives to the ICH7R,

the grub boot-options I use are:

"irqpoll" pci=nomsi

don't compile in the sky2 driver, compile it as a module so you can unload it, if it screws up :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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don't compile in the sky2 driver, compile it as a module so you can unload it, if it screws up :wink:


Good idea, I'll be sure to do that.

But what kernel(s) work best. I've seen you list quite a few and it was dated as far back as June so I was hoping things have changed.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fire Hazard wrote:

But what kernel(s) work best. I've seen you list quite a few and it was dated as far back as June so I was hoping things have changed.

Thanks


now that's a really good question :wink:

I guess one of the best working should be those of the 2.6.20-rc* branch,

since I had some trouble with the 2.6.17, 2.6.18 (jmicron-related), 2.6.19 (ide timeout, gone to lunch, the IDE led was burning continuously so I couldn't burn; resets), this was solved with 2.6.19-git7/9;
there were also problems accessing the DVD-burner via k3b / the burner interface, which was fixed with 2.6.19-git17/19(?)

the reiser4 support left me with 2.6.19-git9 (kmem not working / incompatible change)
so that one was the last "good one" for me (no proper burner support though :? )

you could try out 2.6.20-rc1 (don't know if it works with JMicron though, because I made the switch to the Intel ICH7R / S-ATA drives at that point) & but it should work fine as it did with 2.6.19-git9

but omit 2.6.20-rc2 it has some serious performance regressions -> 75/76 MB/s => 44/45 MB/s

which was fixed with 2.6.20-rc3 (working fine for me; no JMicron)

the optimal kernels for me atm (EZ-Backup Raid0; 2 S-ATA connected to the Intel ICH7R; no JMicron) are 2.6.20-rc4 & 2.6.20-rc5 (using this atm)

so you'll have to try it out a little ...

with "no JMicron" I mean I can't tell if it works with that controller since I couldn't test it,

... so, that was enough, don't have any more time atm ...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One last question. So on the 2.6.20-rc* branch, does the Mavelll 88E8053 PCI-e ethnet controllers work for you? Like you, I'll probably just work around the JMicron controller till it gets fixed down the road. But I got to have my internet up and working.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on amd64 / x86_64 / 64bit it seems to run flawlessly more than 8-14 hours even after some heavy upload & some normal download => works

under x86 it seems to hickup, I can't upload a big file (>=130 MB) & download big files at the same time, but the strange thing is, that I have to restart my router to "fix" it, so it doesn't seem to be caused by sky2 fault :roll: => status: n.a. :roll:

simply => "should work"
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

concerning sky2:

ok, it's still freaking out after big transfers & heavy traffic, even with 2.6.20-rc5,

"solution": reload the module
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesss ! Just managed to boot in my fresh kernel 2.6.19-gentoo-r3 amd64 :)
Previously tried with 2.6.20-rc4-mm1 without luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't seem to get this to work.
I've got a p5b board, with the evil jmicron controller. I have only one ide (pata) harddrive connected (no dvd/cdrom).
I've tried loads of different kernel configurations now, http://pastebin.ca/257645 (posted by someone in this thread, don't remember who, sorry ;) ) for instance.

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VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unkown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
--

booted with grub using
root (hd1,0) [had the kernel on a usb-memory, hence not hd0,0]
kernel /bzIamage root=/dev/hda1

I've tried with sda1 too, same thing. Even rewrote the do_mounts.c kernel code a little to make it try hda-g and sda-g, and all failed :(

It seems that most people have their system on sata discs and are only having problems getting their optical drives to work. Am I the only one with an one of these old ide haddrives? :)

Any help is welcome, it sucks not having an operating system on this new hardware :/


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ops, almost forgot. Using linux 2.6.19
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Remapping Reply with quote

Lucky for me, I seemed to have no problem with the JMicron SATA drive -- it works on my PC with a stock gentoo 2.6.19 kernel.

What I would like to get working, tho, is the ability to remap memory so that I can see all four gigs of my memory. With my current kernel and remapping turned off in the bios, my machine is running great, but I can only see 3 gigs of RAM. If I turn on the remapping in the bios, I can't boot.

It's definitely doable, because the Small Gentoo disk works out of the box, and Ubuntu's install disk works, too. Both allow me to turn on remapping and see all 4 gigs RAM.

I've tried patching the kernel and using the config as on these web pages, but I guess I'm not smart enough to make it work.

Has anyone encountered this, and is there a simple solution that I am missing?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JMicron PATA is broken AGAIN for me, I can't believe this. I already had it working up to 2.6.20-git5. Because of sky2 problems I tried 2.6.20-git15 where booting would take minutes, throwing this crap on the screen. After it has booted, the drives connected to JMicron aren't available. I just tried 2.6.21-rc2 and it's still not working. This is what I get. I don't know if the ACPI errors are related, I don't get them with older kernels either.

[ 45.694926] ACPI Error (dsopcode-0481): Attempt to CreateField of length zero [20070126]
[ 45.695025] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.IDE0.RATA] (Node c20ef4dc), AE_AML_OPERAND_VALUE
[ 45.695172] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.IDE0.CHN0.DRV0._GTF] (Node c20ef6f8), AE_AML_OPERAND_VALUE
[ 45.695320] ata7.00: ATAPI, max UDMA/33
[ 45.868834] ACPI Error (dsopcode-0481): Attempt to CreateField of length zero [20070126]
[ 45.868931] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.IDE0.RATA] (Node c20ef4dc), AE_AML_OPERAND_VALUE
[ 45.869078] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.IDE0.CHN0.DRV0._GTF] (Node c20ef6f8), AE_AML_OPERAND_VALUE
[ 45.869226] ata7.01: ATAPI, max UDMA/33
[ 46.023538] ACPI Error (dsopcode-0481): Attempt to CreateField of length zero [20070126]
[ 46.023636] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.IDE0.RATA] (Node c20ef4dc), AE_AML_OPERAND_VALUE
[ 46.023783] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.IDE0.CHN0.DRV0._GTF] (Node c20ef6f8), AE_AML_OPERAND_VALUE
[ 46.023931] ata7.00: configured for UDMA/33
[ 46.198474] ACPI Error (dsopcode-0481): Attempt to CreateField of length zero [20070126]
[ 46.198572] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.IDE0.RATA] (Node c20ef4dc), AE_AML_OPERAND_VALUE
[ 46.198719] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.IDE0.CHN0.DRV0._GTF] (Node c20ef6f8), AE_AML_OPERAND_VALUE
[ 46.198867] ata7.01: configured for UDMA/33
[ 46.198904] scsi7 : ata_piix
[ 46.362673] ATA: abnormal status 0x7F on port 0x00010177
[ 46.363080] scsi 6:0:0:0: CD-ROM LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B 1.01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 46.368205] scsi 6:0:1:0: CD-ROM HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4040B A301 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 46.368369] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.1[B] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 46.368457] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:00.1 to 64
[ 46.368481] ata9: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x00019c00 ctl 0x00019882 bmdma 0x00019400 irq 16
[ 46.368554] ata10: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x00019800 ctl 0x00019482 bmdma 0x00019408 irq 16
[ 46.368614] scsi8 : pata_jmicron
[ 46.525312] ata9.00: ATA-5: MAXTOR 6L080J4, A93.0500, max UDMA/133
[ 46.525351] ata9.00: 156355584 sectors, multi 0: LBA
[ 46.528365] ata9.01: ATA-5: IC35L120AVVA07-0, VA6OA52A, max UDMA/100
[ 46.528403] ata9.01: 241254720 sectors, multi 0: LBA
[ 77.065462] ata9.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
[ 77.065505] ata9.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
[ 77.065544] ata9: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 112.853475] ata9.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
[ 112.853518] ata9.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
[ 112.853559] ata9.00: limiting speed to UDMA/100:PIO3
[ 112.853606] ata9: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 148.641487] ata9.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
[ 148.641530] ata9.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
[ 148.641569] ata9.00: disabled
[ 148.641615] ata9: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 153.732085] ata9.01: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x40)
[ 153.732124] ata9: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 189.517063] ata9.01: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
[ 189.517106] ata9.01: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
[ 189.517146] ata9.01: limiting speed to UDMA/100:PIO3
[ 189.517194] ata9: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
[ 225.302022] ata9.01: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
[ 225.302065] ata9.01: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
[ 225.302104] ata9.01: disabled
[ 225.811983] scsi9 : pata_jmicron
[ 225.977110] ATA: abnormal status 0x7F on port 0x00019807
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you file a bug-report on http://bugzilla.kernel.org/, if not already done?

I no longer work with the JMicron-controller, otherwise I would have done it

that's really bad news :( have you tried 2.6.21-rc3, I think there were some commits to pata_jmicron in the meantime ...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bumby wrote:
I can't seem to get this to work.
I've got a p5b board, with the evil jmicron controller. I have only one ide (pata) harddrive connected (no dvd/cdrom).
I've tried loads of different kernel configurations now, http://pastebin.ca/257645 (posted by someone in this thread, don't remember who, sorry ;) ) for instance.

--
VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unkown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
--

booted with grub using
root (hd1,0) [had the kernel on a usb-memory, hence not hd0,0]
kernel /bzIamage root=/dev/hda1

I've tried with sda1 too, same thing. Even rewrote the do_mounts.c kernel code a little to make it try hda-g and sda-g, and all failed :(

It seems that most people have their system on sata discs and are only having problems getting their optical drives to work. Am I the only one with an one of these old ide haddrives? :)

Any help is welcome, it sucks not having an operating system on this new hardware :/


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ops, almost forgot. Using linux 2.6.19


would be buying an sata-drive & booting off it / using it as master an option ?
another option would be to buy an ide to sata-converter ...

have you tried the ide-driver for the jmicron-controller? are you using the libata ("sata & pata") driver?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I'm planning to get the MSI G965M which has a Jmicron JM20335 chip, not the JMB36x types. Anyone knows if this chip is supported? Googling for "linux jm20335" gives no useful result. Thanks.
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dreamerme wrote:
Hi, I'm planning to get the MSI G965M which has a Jmicron JM20335 chip, not the JMB36x types. Anyone knows if this chip is supported? Googling for "linux jm20335" gives no useful result. Thanks.


it's simply too new, if you know someone who has that board I would testdrive the computer with one of the newest livecds available and see if it's recognized & usable, otherwise I would consider it as: "broken", meaning, this will take some time to function under linux ...



there exists a propietary jmicron driver for the jmb36* chipsets btw, didn't know it existed http://www.jmicron.com/Driver.htm

anyone tried it? this might fix several issues with the jmicron jmb36* series I guess ...
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