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Re: ata.mod hangs (Re: Some grub2 problems/questions)

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: ata.mod hangs (Re: Some grub2 problems/questions)
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 11:50:13 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 04:14:38PM -0800, walt wrote:
> I'm happy to report that the ata module no longer hangs as I described
> above.  I'm guessing (just a guess) that this commit fixed it:
> 2008-01-10  Robert Millan  <address@hidden>
>     * kern/device.c (grub_device_iterate): Do not abort device iteration
>       when one of the devices cannot be opened.

That's strange.  Can you confirm it?  (by testing the revisions in CVS
inmediately before and after this commit)

> Unfortunately, ata.mod still doesn't recognize the disk on the Promise
> sata controller.  But, that's expected at this point?

Yes.  Some SATA controllers emulate PATA, but not all do.

Robert Millan

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