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    SubjectRe: IDE hang, partition strangeness
    Petr Vandrovec wrote:

    Hi, Petr. We're able to reproduce the ntpd thing btw. It is
    caused by cset 1.403.142.43 "avoid allocating pte_chains for unshared
    pages" - Rik is looking into it.

    > On 1 Aug 02 at 23:56, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Seems that the partitioning code in 2.5.30 is sending illegal LBAs
    > > > to the IDE driver, which responds by hanging the box:
    > >
    > > I misread this backtrace:
    > >
    > > _this_ is the lba. 160086527. It is the very last sector on the disk.
    > Did not it issued an error on the console before that? Something
    > like 'hda: xxxx: status=YY' ?

    There are no error messages.

    > If it did, just open
    > drivers/ide/ide.c in your favorite editor, locate function ata_error,
    > in this function locate 'if (rq->errors >= ERROR_MAX)' and replace
    > it with 'if (1)'...

    Tried that - it made no difference.

    It'd be convenient to get my IDE disks back. I'll try the 2.4
    forward-port drivers.
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