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SubjectIDE Disk Corruption with 2.4.3 / NOT with AC kernels
I run into some major disk corruptions on my IDE disk with the new
2.4.3 kernel version. I did see the same corruptions with 2.4.2
- but back then I blamed reiserfs and went back to 2.4.1.

Now I did some more testing and found out that the Alan Cox
series of kernel patches does not show these problems. I tried
one from the 2.4.1-ac series (I think it was ac8) and 2.4.2-ac20
with nothing but success. I was using the same .config file for
all tests to make sure that the problem was not caused by
a kernel configuration issue.

This is my hardware:

- ABit KT7 board (KT133 chipset reported by lspci)
- 1GHz Athlon
- QUANTUM FIREBALLP AS40.0 disk (cat /proc/ide/hda/model)

Here is the output of lspci:

khk@specht:~ > /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHCI USB (rev 10)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHCI USB (rev 10)
00:07.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Zoran Corporation ZR36057PQC Video cutting chipset (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (rev 21)
00:0f.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8020
00:11.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-7850 (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 AGP (rev 01)

I can provide more information on request, I can also test patches - I have a test
partition that I'm using to test new kernel configurations without affecting my
"normal" system.

I am following the list only through the archives on the web, so if you want to
get in touch with me, please CC khk@khk.net.

Karl Heinz

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