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SubjectRe: Problem: Floppy drive[?] hang
On February 14, 2001 06:15 am, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, C. D. Thompson-Walsh wrote:
> > [This sortof follows the format of the report form in REPORTING-BUGS]
> > 1. I've found a consistent set of circumstances which will hang 2.4.x
> > kernels on my system.
> >
> > 2. If the system is put under load to the point where it swaps heavily
> > (swapping appears to be pre-requisite, based on a little messing about),
> > and then given commands to use the floppy drive (mount, ls -- anything
> > which necessitates reading/writing to the floppy), it will hang with no
> > message (it does not OOPS, or at least it can not to the root console)
> > I've done this several times, with different disks and kernels, with and
> > without X.
>
> Hi,
>
> I tried to reproduce this on my PIII-500 VIA chipset box and couldn't.
> (problem doesn't seem to be generic fwiw)
>
> -Mike
>
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Hmm... Well, I haven't succeeded in hanging 2.2.x this way... So the
hardware, (while likely flakey) works...

I'll try out another amd system of similar vintage (whose mb make I know!
;-), and see if I can't find anything more helpful/generic... (as well as
give speicifc mb info for this system, since it seems to be hw specific) I
was going to put 2.4 on it anyways, eventually... In the meantime, well, who
uses floppies, anyways? :-)

I really wish I knew enough about the kernel/fd and my c were good enough I
could do something more constructive... I feel mildly guilty promising to do
my best to expose someone else's bug... :-)

Best wishes,
C. D. Thompson-Walsh

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