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Re: [vox-tech] Problems with hdparm
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Re: [vox-tech] Problems with hdparm

Cam Ellison said:
> When I try to run hdparm (either in a root console, or single-user
> command line), I get the following:
> /dev/hda:
> HDIO_GET_MULTCOUNT failed: Invalid argument
> HDIO_GET_32BIT failed: Invalid argument
> HDIO_GET_UNMASKINTR failed: Invalid argument
> HDIO_GET_DMA failed: Invalid argument
> HDIO_GET_KEEPSETTINGS failed: Invalid argument
> readonly     =  0 (off)
> readahead    =  8 (on)
> geometry     = 19161/16/255, sectors = 78176880, start = 0
> Why the "Invalid argument" responses?  I can't find anything in the man
> page about this, and searching Google provides a number of hits, but
> they (at least the ones I have found) do not seem to address this.
> I'm running a patched 2.4.20.  Is there something I've missed in the
> kernel that is causing this, or is it something else?

My best guess is that you've enabled the generic PCI IDE support, but not
the support for your particular IDE chipset. It looks like the generic
driver doesn't know how to query this chipset for DMA, etc.

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