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SubjectRe: IDE errors with 2.0.11
On Wed, 7 Aug 1996, Kevin M Bealer wrote:
>
> Sorry if I alarmed anyone... Ok I take it then that cmd640 is
> PCI. Sorry about that, I don't have PCI, so it must be
> something else. (like the hardware is gasping for breath..)
>

The cmd640 isn't just on PCI, it's just autodetected on PCI. You can also
find it on VLB too, and you'll have to tell the kernel about it for the
kernel to make sure that errors are avoided. The RZ1000 can be
autodetected on PCI (I think it only appears on PCI), and there are
various other chips supported.

> Assuming the errors are not harmless, my gut reaction says "it
> would be nice to set the clean bit to "not clean" when an
> unrecovered error happened, or rather set a flag so that the
> clean bit wouldn't get set when the system next shuts down.
>

look at tune2fs, you can make the kernel remount the fs ro, or panic on
errors ;).

>
> __kmb203@psu.edu_______________Debian/GNU__1.1___Linux__2.0.11___
> OK, so you're a Ph.D. Just don't touch anything.
>
Bryn
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