Hardware Environment: TOSHIBA notebook based on Intel 82855PM & 82801DBM (ICH4-M)
Problem Description: Wait during boot until timeout occurs while probing for
nonexisting IDE3, IDE4, IDE5
Steps to reproduce:
Recompilation of kernel w/ following modification avoids wait and helped to
speed up boot sequence.
#define MAX_HWIFS 2
Maybe it's just on this line of nice HW, but Linux 2.4 as well as FreeBSD 5.3
are booting without nasty wait.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3615 ***