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Kernel changes for proper SATA support
The new SATA machines that we are testing from Western Scientific require
some changes to the base kernel in order for them to be detected properly.
The config needs:
The kernel requires the libata patch from
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/jgarzik/libata in order to
support combined mode properly, otherwise they are detected as "regular"
IDE drives and will not have DMA enabled, etc.
I built my own kernel with the above changes. It's currently in my
subdirectory, mcgarr and is called 2.4.29-sata-combinedmode-1.0.0.T if
anyone wants to look over it.