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SubjectRe: VIA silent disk corruption - likely fix
On Feb 05 2001, Udo A. Steinberg wrote:
> Peter Horton wrote:
> > I've found the cause of silent disk corruption on my A7V motherboard,
> > and it might affect all boards with the same North bridge (KT133 etc).
>
> Do you have a small test program to illustrate that bug? I have an A7V
> with PCI Master Read Caching enabled and haven't seen any corruption so
> far (which doesn't necessarily mean much). Or if you don't have a test
> program, how did you identify it's caching too much?
> Also, are you using a Thunderbird or a Duron?

Just an extra data point here.

I have an A7V here also and I haven't seen anything wrong with
my setup (but I'm using 2.2.18 + the IDE patches). Perhaps,
I'm not hitting the bad cases or I'm not stressing the system
enough. I'm using a Quantum lct15 drive here with UDMA/66
here. I have a Duron 600MHz and I remember that when I was
setting the machine (after I bought it), I left everything in
the default settings (so, the PCI Master Read Caching is
disabled).

> I'm using the 1003 Bios, which has proven to be the most stable so far.
> Which one do you use?

I also use 1003, but I have not tried anything else (for fear
of something going wrong when I'm upgrading -- like a power
outage). :-)


[]s, Roger...

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