Advice on Cluster Hardware.
Donald B. Kinghorn
kinghorn at pqs-chem.com
Wed Feb 6 14:01:03 EST 2002
You can take care of this by adding ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66 to the Lilo append
line. It forces the udma mode 5 bit and seems to work fine (you get full mode
5 so you don't need to use ide=ata100 although that may work to ??). I've
been doing this for several months now on Tyan boards and haven't had any
problems ... I found this by reading the kernel ide source code ... use the
source Luke ...
I think there are some other ways to take care of it too, like a kernel patch
or tweaking things in a custom kernel build ...
I've tried the AUSU dual athlon and yes there do seem to be some problems.
The first is that 2 out of 3 were DOA ... I've just received 2 more so hope
if was just a fluke ... The guys over at 2cpu have some info about the board
if you want to pop over there and search around a bit
>I have 6 Tyan Thunder K7 motherboards (Dual 1.2 GHz Athlon MP) in my
>cluster. I am using Redhat7.2, kernel 2.4.9-13smp. The problem I get is
>with the E-IDE driver. It does not correctly initialise the AMD7411 IDE
>controller and thus it can't go any faster than UDMA33 with the IDE hard
>drives. You may have the same problem with the Tyan Tiger MP.
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