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SubjectRe: ext2 filesystem corruptions back from dead? 2.4.0-test11
On Fri, 24 Nov 2000, Ion Badulescu wrote:

> So I'm asking the same question, to all those who have seen unexplained
> filesystem corruption with 2.4.0: are you using IDE drives? If the answer
> is yes, can you check the logs and see if, at *any* point before the
> corruption occurred, the IDE driver choked and disabled DMA for *any* of
> your disks?

I have both IDE and SCSI drives in my machine, but have only seen
corruption on the SCSI drives. That doesn't mean that the problem only
exists on the SCSI drives - they IDE ones are not frequently written to.
I have disabled DMA myself on all my IDE drives because if I enable it,
the IDE driver always chokes the first time they are anything like
hammered (well, it always used to - I haven't actually tried it recently).

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