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SubjectRe: Oops in iput
On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 07:42:13PM +0100, you [Stephen C. Tweedie] claimed:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 08:16:12PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> >
> > oops in iput - Kernel 2.2.19/i386 + ide-udma patches + ext3 patches (0.0.7a)
>
> The ide-udma patches for 2.2 haven't had nearly the testing of the 2.4
> ones, and simply can't be trusted as a baseline for debugging other
> code. Can you reproduce this problem without them applied? The oops
> here is a networking oops on the face of it, and I wouldn't expect to
> see that on 2.2 unless something was corrupting memory.

Well, I for one use the 2.2 ide patches extensively (on almost all of my
machines, including a heavy-duty backup server), and haven't seen any
problems whatsoever. I see _much_ more problems with scsi (aic7xxx), for
example.

I don't mean to say the ide patches are 100% bug free, but I wouldn't
consider them as the prime suspect for an oops that happened elsewhere
either. It could be hw or any other part of kernel just as well... What
about memtest86?


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