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SubjectRe: 2.4.0-prerelease problems (it corrupted my ext2 filesystem)
On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 04:20:16PM +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> Vedran Rodic wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 02:38:07PM +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > > Could you provide details of your configuration?
> >
> > I put the complete kernel log of that session at http://quark.fsb.hr/~vrodic/kern.log
> >
> > I scanned my swap device several times today with badblocks -w, and
> > it didn't show any errors. I also did some RAM tests with memtest86,
> > again with no errors.
> >
> > If you need more details, just ask.
>
> Are you still running 2.4.0-pre? Can you reproduce the problem? Does
> the problem occur only with v4l? Did you back up your files?

No. I am afraid :\, I think that I can't reproduce this problem easily. You
see at the log files that it happened after some hours of uptime, and I did
some bttv grabbing for an hour or so. I used 2.4.0-pre, pre12, pre11, pre9.
pre12 was nice, I had no problems with pre11 either (well except for the
instability of nvidia binary drivers, but I'm not using that for a longer
period now). I did bttv video grabbing only on 2.4.0pre.

I didn't backup recently, but I was lucky:) The most damaged areas were
/usr, /etc managed to get untouched, and my home dir is fine. e2fsck did
clear a lot of inodes, but I managed to boot the system and reinstall most
of the stuff. I'm backing up stuff now, and when I finish (10G will be a bit
slow with a 4x burner), I'll start playing with fire again.

I just remembered that I booted 2.4.0-pre after the disaster, and it
mentioned something about not being able to access sectors beyond the end of
the device. I booted 2.2.17 after, and ran e2fsck.

Could it be that I experienced IDE DMA timeout problem?

Vedran
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