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 From:  "David Kitchens" <spider at webweaver dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] ATA PIO in general
 Date:  Mon, 9 Aug 2004 12:12:12 -0400
I would vote it off, it really makes no sense to put m0n0wall on an 80 gig
disk or something like that. Since most users are using the cd image, they
have absolutely no need for DMA and for the problems reported with CF users,
it just seems the logical thing to do. 

Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manuel Kasper [mailto:mk at neon1 dot net] 
> Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 12:09 PM
> To: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall-dev] ATA PIO in general
> 
> In the light of recent DMA-related problem reports with SanDisk (and
> other) CF cards on net4801 and even generic PCs, I'm 
> wondering if we should just turn off DMA completely in all 
> images? The read/write activity (loading the image during 
> boot and reading/writing the
> configuration) is so low that it shouldn't make any 
> noticeable difference, and I've never heard that DMA ever 
> worked better than PIO in terms of reliability (and 
> performance doesn't count much here).
> 
> What are your thoughts?
> 
> - Manuel
> 
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