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SubjectRe: EXT2-fs error
A E Lawrence wrote:
>
> A E Lawrence wrote:
> >
> > Alan Cox wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have seen similar problems on stock 2.4.2 a machine which has not run
> > > > 2.4.1.
> > >
> > > What disk controllers ? We really need that sort of info in order to see the
> > > pattern in the odd reports of corruption we get
>
> Problems have just started to show up under 2.2.18, so it is likely that
> the hardware has become flakey. Bit of a coincidence, unless it is a
> side effect of upgrading one of the packages for 2.4.2 :-( or a damaged
> library.
>
> So you had better discount this report. Apologies.

Now investigated: the hardware has not changed. Rather the corruption
under 2.2.18 only happens when hdparm -d1 is executed. I guess that is
well reported, but I had forgotten if I ever knew :-(

In contrast 2.4.2 corruptions happen whether dma is explicitly turned on
by hdparm or not.

[IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (rev 10)]

ael
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A E Lawrence
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