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VIAIDE(4)                  Kernel Interfaces Manual                  VIAIDE(4)

NAME
     viaide -- AMD, NVIDIA and VIA IDE disk controllers driver

SYNOPSIS
     viaide* at pci? dev ? function ? flags 0x0000
     options PCIIDE_AMD756_ENABLEDMA

DESCRIPTION
     The viaide driver supports the following IDE controllers and provides the
     interface with the hardware for the ata driver:
           -   Advanced Micro Devices AMD-756, 766, 768 and CS5536 IDE
               Controllers
           -   NVIDIA nForce, nForce2, nForce2 400, nForce3, nForce3 250,
               nForce4, MCP04, MCP55, MCP61, MCP65, MCP67 IDE and SATA
               Controllers.
           -   VIA Technologies VT82C586, VT82C586A, VT82C596A, VT82C686A,
               VT8233A, VT8235, VT8237/VT8237R IDE Controllers, VT6421 Serial
               RAID Controller and CX700 IDE Controller.

     The 0x0002 flag forces the viaide driver to disable DMA on chipsets for
     which DMA would normally be enabled.  This can be used as a debugging
     aid, or to work around problems where the IDE controller is wired up to
     the system incorrectly.

SEE ALSO
     ata(4), atapi(4), intro(4), pci(4), pciide(4), wd(4), wdc(4)

NOTES
     Drives on the VT6421 Serial RAID Controller can only be accessed after
     they have been configured into RAID or JBOD sets via its BIOS.  It is
     also inaptly named as it has both SATA and PATA interfaces.

BUGS
     The AMD756 chip revision D2 has a bug affecting DMA (but not Ultra-DMA)
     modes.  The workaround documented by AMD is to not use DMA on any drive
     which does not support Ultra-DMA modes.  This does not appear to be
     necessary on all drives, the PCIIDE_AMD756_ENABLEDMA option can be used
     to force multiword DMA on the buggy revisions.  Multiword DMA can
     eventually be disabled on a per-drive basis with config flags, see wd(4).
     The bug, if triggered, will cause a total system hang.

     The timings used for the PIO and DMA modes for controllers listed above
     are for a PCI bus running at 30 or 33 MHz.  This driver may not work
     properly on overclocked systems.

NetBSD 7.1.2                    August 31, 2007                   NetBSD 7.1.2