Optiplex 320 SATA problem - solution found

John_Hull at Dell.com John_Hull at Dell.com
Tue Jan 23 12:35:53 CST 2007

ATI/AMD has found the solution to the SATA controller install problems
many people have been experiencing with Linux on the Optiplex 320. The
problem is due to a kernel bug where the ahci driver was hogging all of
the SATA ports incorrectly: http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/11/22/264. This
fix is now upstream in 2.6.20, and should be in the next round of
updates for the enterprise Linux distros, as well as any upcoming
distributions that use kernel 2.6.20 or later. 


John A. Hull
Manager, Linux OS Development
Dell Inc.

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