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SubjectRe: linux 2.4.3 crashed my hard disk
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001 20:00:29 +0100 (BST), Alan Cox <> wrote:

>> Been running this configuration over more than 2 years now without such
>> major problems.
>> Could this be the cause?
> Quite possibly. There are reasons we ignore bug reports from overclockers

Perhaps. But,

ide_dmaproc: chipset supported ide_dma_timeout func only: 14

is about the most ominous message one can receive from the IDE driver:

1. it's not in English, so it doesn't tell you jack
2. it's usually a sign of "mkfs + reinstall needed"
3. I've had it happen on Intel and VIA chipsets alike, 100% guaranteed
4. Andre has repeatedly claimed "he's fixed it", but experience in the
field shows quite the contrary to be true
5. I have yet to see a coherent explanation from Andre as to what the
message means, or what causes it.

So right now 2.4 + IDE (or 2.2 + IDE + Andre's patches) is not a combination
I can trust my data to, unless everything is running in PIO mode. The latter
is usually way too slow for anything useful, other than maybe a pure router.


It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool,
than to open it and remove all doubt.
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