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SubjectRe: 2.4 ate my filesystem on rw-mount, getting closer
On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 09:45:09AM +0100, Tobias Ringstrom wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 11:36:13PM +0100, Tobias Ringstrom wrote:
> >
> > > I have now tried the SAMSUNG VG34323A disk with two other controllers at
> > > home (Promise ATA100 an VIA vt82c686a rev 0x22, both on an ASUS A7V
> > > motherboard), and there are no problems to be found with DMA enabled.
> > > Streaming 10 MB/s without glitches.
> >
> > So the drive *did* work on the vt82c686a in the A7V board? You tested it
> > both on the Promise and on the 686a? But doesn't work on the 686a in
> > your other board?
>
> Yes, on both the Promise and on the 686a. But the device revisions are
> different. The machine that does NOT work:
>
> 00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super] (rev 1b)
> 00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (rev 06)
>
> The machine that works:
>
> 00:04.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super] (rev 22)
> 00:04.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (rev 10)
>
> The one the works is a 1 GHz Athlon, and the other is an 800 MHz
> Pentium-III.
>
> > > no matter what cable I use. When I get this, the machine does not recover
> > > most of the time, and I have to reset or power cycle.
> >
> > It should be able to recover in a couple (up to 10) minutes ...
>
> Who waits 10 minutes for a timeout? Can it be lowered?

It's not a 10 minute timeout, it's a shorter timeout retried many times.
Not my code, though - this is generic PCI IDE code, and is a huge mess.

> Expect another mail with the data you requested within a couple of hours.

Thanks a lot.

--
Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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