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From: Erwann Corvellec <-Erwann.Corvellec@××××.fr>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] "running *short* on DMA" with gentoo 1.2 whereas gentoo 1.1a is OK
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 04:38:39
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] "running *short* on DMA" with gentoo 1.2 whereas gentoo 1.1a is OK by Kim Bratlie
1 Kim Bratlie wrote:
2 >> I am trying to install gentoo-i686-1.2.iso and while executing mke2fs
3 >>on a 12GB SCSI partition I get :
4 >>
5 >>Writing superblocks and filesystem accouting information: Warning -
6 >>running *really* short on DMA buffers
7 >>Warning - running *really* short on DMA buffers
8 >>Warning - running *really* short on DMA buffers
9 >>...
10 >>etc.
11 >
12 > I have this problem too when using my SCSI burner.. my harddrives are apparently working fine, so far.
13 > I'm also using the adaptec aic7xxx driver.. gentoo 1.3a (was the same on 1.1a and 1.2)
15 I don't have any problem on 1.1a...
16 Anyway, the linux 2.4.19pre changelog (
17 )
18 reveals that the aic7xxx driver has been updated several times.
20 > I second your opinion that it is a problem related to linux/gentoo/aic7xxx because not long ago I had windows installed and there were no problems at all.. do you have SMP as well by any chance? VIA chipset?
22 Linux kernel != Windows kernel. You're comparing oranges & apples... ;)
23 No SMP. No VIA chipset. Purely an aic7xxx driver problem...
25 I am disapointed that Gentoo used a testing (read beta) kernel on an
26 official release. This is likely to lead to the kind of problem we are
27 facing... :(
29 --
30 The GUI restricts your mind
31 Free your mind
32 Use command line ! Erwann CORVELLEC 10/2001


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Re: [gentoo-dev] "running *short* on DMA" with gentoo 1.2 whereas gentoo 1.1a is OK "Michael R. Gayeski" <mrgayeski@×××××××××××××.edu>