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    SubjectRe: Problem: IDE data corruption with VIA chipsets on 2.4.20-19.8+others
    Eric Bickle wrote:
    > The core issue:
    > ----------------
    > Random crashes, general operating system instability with a RedHat 8 Linux
    > install running a moderately heavy-use database server (IBM Lotus Domino 5
    > or 6). All current indications point to a data
    > corruption/ide-incompatibility between the linux IDE driver and various VIA
    > chipsets. The problem only occurs during heavy database server load.
    <snip long story>

    If I didn't misread your story, the other common issue is Red Hat's
    kernel, wich is heavily patched with several good (and not so good)
    patches. You may have better luck with mainline 2.4.22 (

    In any case Red Hat kernel problems should probably be reported to Red
    Hat, their bugzilla comes to mind.

    André Tomt

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