> Padraig Brady wrote:
> > Colin Nevin wrote:
> >> No just using hdparm manually, will leave the IDE DMA kernel patch till
> >> later
>> I've done a patch against the latest 2.4 kernel (2.4.20-pre11):
>http://www.iol.ie/~padraiga/patches/linux-2.4.20-pre11-dmacd.diff>> Note that you still can choose whether you want it or not.
> A "make oldconfig" is needed before recompiling.
I don't know what distribution the original poster was running,
but I've noticed that the latest kernel update for Red Hat 7.2
seems to include this patch.
Previously, ripping CDs (with or without DMA) would cause massive
packet loss on my PPP connection, and use about 25-30% CPU (IIRC).
Now, once I enable DMA for CDs with the new kernel as described at
I get no packet loss and ripping uses very little CPU.
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