Originally Posted by blackhole54
In the 2.4 kernel there was an option you had to set in xconfig if you wanted DMA to be automatically selected by the kernel at boot time. This is true independent of what hardware/modules you are using. Otherwise an init script had to handle it. I am guessing that this is true for 2.6 also.
If you compiled these as modules (rather than directly into the kernel), you can see if those modules have been loaded using the command lsmod.
There are probably some boot time messages in /var/log/messages or other log files in /var/log.
I have already done what you have suggested and I am struggling for the last 1 week to get it work. When I do the lsmod I can see the module loaded but still it seems that my IDE drive is not aware of it. That's why I would like to debug the instance "When the module gets loaded" during the boot time. What is the most efficient and accurate way to do that?
Thanks once again for replying.