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SubjectRe: SCSI Tape Corruption - update 2
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, Nate Eldredge wrote:
> lomarcan@tin.it wrote:
> > Well, the 2.2 distributed with Mandrake 7.2 works fine ... :)
> >
> > Hmmm... 32 CONSECUTIVE bytes are a very peculiar error. What can it be?
> >
> > Still experimenting...
>
> I once ran into a problem with 32-byte errors appearing in files, and
> later, in memory. I eventually traced it to buggy motherboard cache.
> (32 bytes is the size of a cache line.) A memory tester might be
> something to try (I wrote a simple program that seemed to show the
> error better than memtest86; can send it if desired.)

In that case I'd expect the problem to show up when doing whatever. So far I
could not find corrupted files on my hard disk, only when writing to tape, and
only with 2.3/2.4.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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