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SubjectRe: system hang and corrupt ext2 filesystem with test12-pre5

I have not tested of checked the nature of the PCD20265 which is the
onboard version.


On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Skip Collins wrote:

> After running 2.4.0-test11 for a while, my system would occasionally
> hang during heavy disk activity resulting in a corrupt ext2 filesystem.
> Fortunately, none of the damage has been irrecoverable. I checked
> linux-kernel to see if anyone else was seeing the same thing. The recent
> threads on corruption seemed to be consistent with the behavior I saw:
> ide disk access light remains lit, system hangs, fsck finds bad inodes.
> I think test12-pre5 was supposed to fix the problem. But after upgrading
> my kernel, I can still get the errors.
>
> I have a 900MHz Athlon/Asus A7V mobo system with an onboard ata100
> promise controller. I have only had problems when my ata100/udma5
> harddrive is connected to the promise controller. Using the ATA66 ide
> bus eliminates the problem. I typically see the corruption when copying
> large (~1GB) files such as vmware virtual disks. It also happens
> frequently inside vmware when doing heavy disk access things like
> installing software or defragging a win2000 virtual disk.
>
> For now I am going to fall back to the slower ide bus. But I wanted to
> let people know that there still may be problems with ext2 corruption in
> the latest test kernel.
>
> sc
> please cc any replies to me
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Andre Hedrick
CTO Timpanogas Research Group
EVP Linux Development, TRG
Linux ATA Development

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