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Old 12-15-2003, 02:22 PM   #1
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Cant set DMA mode with hdparm and SiS 5513 IDE

Hi there!

I am having the following problem with setting DMA mode on my SIS 5513 IDE. All help hugely appreciated.

hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda gives the following error:

setting using_dma to 1 (on)
HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Operation not permitted
using_dma = 0 (off)

cat /proc/pci says:

IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 0).
Master Capable. Latency=128.
I/O at 0x1000 [0x100f].
Bus 0, device 2, function 6:

hdparm -i /dev/hda says:


Model=HTS548060M9AT00, FwRev=MGBOA53A, SerialNo=MRLB20L4G85EPC
Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4
BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=7877kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=117210240
IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 *udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5
AdvancedPM=yes: mode=0x80 (128) WriteCache=enabled
Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 3a:

hdparm /dev/hda says:

multcount = 16 (on)
IO_support = 1 (32-bit)
unmaskirq = 0 (off)
using_dma = 0 (off)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 8 (on)
geometry = 7296/255/63, sectors = 117210240, start = 0

and dmesg says:

ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hda: HTS548060M9AT00, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 117210240 sectors (60012 MB) w/7877KiB Cache, CHS=7296/255/63
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3

I am using the debian woody distribution on the latest stable kernel: 2.4.23

Thank you!

Last edited by mush; 12-15-2003 at 02:24 PM.
Old 12-15-2003, 07:35 PM   #2
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You need to enable 5513 support in the kernel configuration in order to get DMA mode out of your IDE controller. From the kernel docs:

This driver ensures (U)DMA support for SIS5513 chipset family based

The following chipsets are supported:
ATA16: SiS5511, SiS5513
ATA33: SiS5591, SiS5597, SiS5598, SiS5600
ATA66: SiS530, SiS540, SiS620, SiS630, SiS640
ATA100: SiS635, SiS645, SiS650, SiS730, SiS735, SiS740,
SiS745, SiS750

If you say Y here, you need to say Y to "Use DMA by default when
available" as well.

Please read the comments at the top of drivers/ide/pci/sis5513.c.



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