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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Andre's IDE Patch (1/7)
I think I know what Andre is referring to (Andre please correct me if I am 
wrong) and if I am correct than you are still safe to use the currently
existing big patch (as long as you do NOT tamper with it in any way - I
mean that, a one line change is sufficient to destroy your data). If you
split it up, there is a _very_ high chance broken code will be executed
which will destroy your data on first time a PIO transfer occurs...

Best regards,


At 00:58 20/01/02, Rob Radez wrote:
>On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > Please don't do that. There is a fatal flaw in those patches we all
> > observed in 2.5.3pre1. I have 2.4.16 as a possible candidate and
> > auto-patching for 2.4.17 at the moment.
>On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > If the driver falls out of DMA, DEADBOX!!!!
> > There is a conflict of BIO and ACB and it is very fatal.
>It was my impression that the problem with 2.5.3-pre1 was a complication
>that existed only because of bio in 2.5. Oops. I assume this means then
>that all of us running your ide. should immediately
>revert so Bad Things don't happen?

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