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SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.x corrupting ext2 partitions (seagate medlist hdd)
On Thu, Apr 01, 1999 at 09:22:49AM -0500, Mark Lord wrote:
> Chris wrote:
> ...
> > hda: ST36422A, 6103MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=778/255/63, UDMA
> ...
> > EXT2-fs error (device 03:03): ext2_check_descriptors: Inode bitmap for group 1 not in group (block 0)!
> ...
>
> Based on my own experiences and those of others,
>
> >>> Seagate Medalist ATA drives are BELOW SPEC units <<<
>

anybody know about IBM deskstar? I lost a couple of mail folders yesterday
mysteriously (size became -1 as reported by stat, and number of blocks allocated
was 0). I have unmaskirq and write-cache turned on. Problem here, maybe?
Though IBM guarantees that at most one sector will be lost with write-cache even
if the system plain loses power.

Also, an fsck reported nothing wrong with the filesys (ext2) (and yes, I did do -f).

-- arvind

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