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SubjectRe: Hard lock-ups on RH7.2 install - Via Chipset?
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 11:07:11AM -0500, Mark Hahn waxed eloquent:
> [...]
> > > Hi Mark,
> > > Yeah, Alan suggested his latest pre 2.4.18 kernel *might* work. Tried it,
> > > still no joy. :/
> >
> > but HOW?
>
> How did I try it, or how no joy? ;)
>
> On the former, I didn't run any really exhaustive tests, and Alan
> didn't suggest using or avoiding certain options. I built a relatively
> conservative kernel and then beat on all four drives with concurrent dd's.
> I also did an hdparm -tT. hdparm killed the box in a matter of a second
> or two. dd took about 30 seconds. It seems safe to assume that hdparm
> is able to create a higher load.

I have VIA KT133 no raid and I'm happily running RH 7.2 with their
stock kernel. I previously had issues that turned out to be a bad 30G
IBM DeathStar but upgraded the BIOS and did a little torture testing
out of paranoia (tried copying ~150MB files across two drives (not the
bad IBM one, they replaced it)) and I never had a problem since.

[root@nano root]# hdparm -tT /dev/sda
Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 1.12 seconds =114.29 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 5.11 seconds = 12.52 MB/sec

processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 6
model : 4
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) processor
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 900.051
cache size : 256 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 1795.68

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