dmdeal: I'm not sure how I'd find out if it's supported in any more recent kernels, I havn't found a hardware list anywhere, do you (or anyone) know where that is? The only listing I have found is for redhat itself.
This whole started off when I discovered that my OS drive was only passing 170kb/sec, and when I managed to get that up to 9mb/sec, I took a nose at my storage drives. Oh how I wish I hadn't
shoemakc: Ok, the motherboard I have is the non-RAID version, so there is only the standard 2x ATA 100 channels on board. I'm trying to add additional harddrives to make a software RAID 5 array, eventually using 2x Maxtor Ultra133 cards (which I'm told are OEM'd by Promise and are identical to their 133 TX2 card). Currently I have one card with one 200gb WD drive on each channel set to master. They are running in udma 2, which I believe now is the max promise drives natively included in my current kernel.
To determine what mode the drices are running in, I'm using the command hdparm -v -i /dev/hde (or hdg). To test the speed I'm using hdparm -tT /dev/hde (or hdg).
Off the top of my head I forget where I have put the full hdparm comnad in my bootup script, but it's in there somwhere and definitely doing something as that is what's producing this:
Hopefully this evening I'll be able to have another crack at it. After reading God knows how many newsgroup listings etc. last night I went to bed with a headache!
It's good fun this