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    SubjectRe: Problems with large ext2 fs in 2.0
    On Tue, 10 Sep 1996, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

    > > The disk is a 2G IDE drive. There's another 1.2 G drive in the system,
    > > with a 1G ext2 FS on it that has no problems whatever.
    >
    > It certainly sounds like bad hardware. I've seen exactly this sort of
    > problem before, and in that case it was a pair of Seagate IDE drives
    >...
    > Before doing that, try reseating and, if you can, replacing all of the
    > cables between controller and disks. Bad cables are a common
    > problem. Also make sure that all of your busy disks are on separate
    > controllers.

    Better yet...if this is a news server, get rid of those IDE disks and go
    SCSI.

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