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    SubjectRe: more NCR53c8xx ext2 problems.
    On Tue, 20 Aug 1996, Todd J Derr wrote:

    > Hello,
    [snip]
    > I'd be happy to help out debugging this problem. I can try to
    > find a reliable way to reproduce it, i'll try stealing some swap to
    > make an fs on and playing with it. All I can say is that I spend a
    > lot of time overnight writing smallish files in the same directory,
    > which seems consistent with someone else's report (I saw someone
    > running a news server...)

    We run a news server here with a similar configuration. Its a P90 w/64MB,
    and a NCR53c810 in it. No noticable problems.

    Configuration:

    guysmiley-root:~$ cat /proc/scsi/scsi
    Attached devices:
    Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
    Vendor: IBM Model: DSAS-3720 !b Rev: S47Y
    Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
    Vendor: CONNER Model: CFP4207S 4.28GB Rev: 2847
    Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 02 Lun: 00
    Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST15150N Rev: 0023
    Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

    guysmiley-root:~$ uname -a
    Linux guysmiley.blarg.net 2.0.8 #2 Tue Aug 6 21:32:50 PDT 1996 i586

    guysmiley-root:~$ uptime
    9:08pm up 13 days, 22:50, 1 user, load average: 1.01, 0.86, 0.89

    guysmiley-root:~$ df
    Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/sda2 655200 457686 163671 74% /
    /dev/md0 7764631 6796615 968016 88% /var/spool/news


    This machine usually has >30 day uptimes before rebooting. This last
    reboot was due to a disk crash (damn HP disks). This is a pretty reliable
    configuration and we're using similar SCSI configurations across our entire
    network (8 other machines). Note that all but our terminal server is now
    running 2.0.8, which is the most stable that we've found in the 2.0.x
    series. The terminal server is a 1.2.14(unofficial) as we had nothing but
    problems with 2.0.x and Cyclades.

    As with anything, YMMV, it seems.

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