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SubjectRe: linux 2.4.3 crashed my hard disk
Sorry for the null message, fingers slipped :(

Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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
> It tells you the chipset doesnt support an IDE dma timeout handling function
> (ie all it can do is reset and retry)
> > 2. it's usually a sign of "mkfs + reinstall needed"
> Not in my experience. Its just a drive throwing a fit.

Indeed, I hit this regularly on my Samsung CD-ROM on my Dell laptop.

Everything locks up for a few seconds, then the ATAPI reset kicks
in and all works again. The CD drive is a piece of crud.

--alessandro <> <>

Linux: kernel 2.2.19/2.4.3p8 glibc-2.2 gcc-2.96-69 binutils-
Oracle: Oracle8i Enterprise Edition for Linux
motto: Tell the truth, there's less to remember.
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