[Gllug] PCI problems with P67 board

Henrik Morsing henrik at morsing.cc
Sun Mar 20 17:08:22 UTC 2011

Firstly, apologies, turns out Postini swallowed my original mail and this reply.

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:11:34AM +0000, John Edwards wrote:
> From the dmesg those errors are on PCI address 0000:07:00.0, which
> looks like an Adaptec SCSI card which has all your disks. If that is
> having problems then there will be slow or intermittent access to your
> filesystems.
> A Google search for 'P67 PCI problems':
> 	http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=P67+PcI+problems&btnG=Google+Search
> brings up pages which say the P67 does not support PCI itself,
> but has to use an external chip to handle this:
> 	http://www.soundonsound.com/forum/showflat.php?Board=PCMus&Number=885996
> 	http://semiaccurate.com/2010/08/19/intels-p67-h67-and-h61-chipsets-will-lack-native-pci-support/
> Searching for parts of the error message brings up this Ubuntu bug:
> 	https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/424142
> which suggests that the 2.6.33 kernel contains a patch.

I'll try latest kernel and see if it helps, thanks.

> So at a guess, it might be that a cheap PCI bus chip is causing
> problems which newer kernels can work around. If possible try a
> newer kernel and so if that helps.

Thanks for a helpful post. Incidently it's an H67 I've got, remembered wrong. 

> Also, are you aware of the product recall on P67 motherboards because
> of the faulty SATA controllers?
> 	http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_bridge#Cougar_Point_chipset_issue

Yes, I am, but I only  bought mine two weeks ago and hope it's not affected. I'll see if I can verify it.

Thanks again
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