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SubjectRe: 2.4.1-pre8 losing pages
On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Peter Horton wrote:

> Okay, scratch that. It does still happen when there's no swap, but for
> some reason it happens a lot less often. Looks like it's timing related,
> it only fails when using 7200rpm drives, not older 5400rpm ones (even
> though they too are using UDMA33). I've ruled out the filing system, the
> IDE controller, the drives and the RAM, so that leaves the kernel or the
> CPU - I'll try and beg/borrow/steal another CPU and try that. I can
> compile kernels / run X whilst the test is running without a problem so it
> looks like it's the bulk write that's the problem.

Peter, did the scratch-test series pass or fail?
Did it report any bit failures on the check?

Cheers,

Andre Hedrick
Linux ATA Development

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