> What a stroke of luck. I visit my linux inbox, to read the latest from
> the lists I'm on before enquiring about HPT366 support.
> So from the above, I assume you've tried the backports of the udma66
> stuff to 2.2? How stable, reliable, peformant was it?
OK. with 2.2 you can just add
to your lilo.conf & you can use it as a standard IDE interface. However,
it's bog slow. Doing a small (three file) compile on my machine locks it up
temporarily. Not recommended, once you have your machine installed & stuff.
I did get the ide patch alright, which is effectivly a load of IDE fixes
for 2.2 that haven't gone in, or are to be held off for 2.4. There is only
2.2.10 and 2.2.12 versions of this patch, and it doesn't apply cleanly to
the RedHat 2.2.12-20 kernel. The performance/stability of this patch is
fine, but I downloaded 2.2.13, couldn't find the 2.2.13 version of the IDE
patch, and said smeg it.
> I'm not too keen on going to 2.3 just yet. I've only had the PC a
> week and I'm enjoying it too much to destabilise it. Or, is there a
> stable milestone within 2.3 that's usable?
I just randomly chose 2.3.24 and it seems 100% OK. Do remember that it's
not as big as the changes they put into 2.2.x, so it's not likely to be as
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