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    SubjectRe: death by ATA
    Jens Axboe wrote:
    > On Thu, Nov 15 2001, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > What does "end-request: buffer-list destroyed" mean?
    > It means that the request was not sane anymore, or specifically that
    > clustered number of sectors was set to lower value than current number
    > of sectors (which isn't valid, of course). The buffer-list destroyed
    > comment tells you that this corruption is most likely due to the
    > buffer_head list on the request having been corrupted -- which in turn
    > probably means that someone seriously screwed this request.
    > hda8: bad access: block=5296, count=-2
    > end_request: I/O error, dev 03:08 (hda), sector 5296
    > hda8: bad access: block=5298, count=-4
    > end_request: I/O error, dev 03:08 (hda), sector 5298
    > hda8: bad access: block=5300, count=-6
    > end_request: I/O error, dev 03:08 (hda), sector 5300
    > This errors would seem to backup that theory :-)

    'k, thanks.

    > Is this an SMP board? Also, is

    Uniprocessor VIA C3, running 2.4.15-pre4. The controller is a
    VT8231. Running at UDMA100.

    > end_request: buffer-list destroyed
    > the very first error message?

    Yes, it is.

    It is reproducible after around three few hours. Exactly the

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