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 From:  Chet Harvey <chet at pittech dot com>
 To:  David Kitchens <spider at webweaver dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] ATA PIO in general
 Date:  Mon, 9 Aug 2004 12:14:40 -0400
I agree completely.....


Chet 


Quoting David Kitchens <spider at webweaver dot com>:

> 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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