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SubjectRe: ppp & IDE problems on 2.2.2 ac7 :(
> I found a bad problem today. I launched a cdparanoia rip  of a
> cd while i was online on a ppp link. ppp hung and it began to report frame errors
> then i stopped the cdparanoia session and everything came back to normal :
> I t seems that when i access the ide bus heavily, ppp suffers a lot and starts giving > > errors.
> I tried to set umaskirq on all drives, but that did not help.
> my configuration is a P200mmx, with ide drives, HX chipset,
> (DMA is enabled by default ) , kernel 2.2.2ac7.
> has anyone a clue about the whole thing ?
> (i did not try vanilla 2.2.2)
> On the 2.0.x kernels i used a program called irqtune,
> but it doesnt work anymore on 2.2.

Is that a pure IDE rig or are you using SCSI emulation on your
IDE cdrom player (which I assume is ATAPI)? If you are using
SCSI emulation I may know one of the culprits :-(

Doug Gilbert

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