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    SubjectRe: Controller trashes FS (what's new)

    On Sun, 26 Jan 1997, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

    > I think that a bad "seek", i.e., a read or write beyond the end of the
    > physical media, caused Linux to be trashed. Therefore, subsequent writes
    > were to __OTHER__ devices, not even "known" to Linux.

    This is indeed a problem, and not limited to SCSI devices. I'm using an
    IDE disk under DMA, and until a few kernels ago, could try a large
    recursive copy from one MSDOS partition to another, and sometimes cause a
    read beyond the end of some device or another. The resulting mayhem kills
    Linux and often required a power cycle to get the drive talking again.

    Was probably a MSDOG bug


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