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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET] Linux 2.4.18-rc4-jam1
On Sat, Feb 23, 2002 at 11:57:51PM -0500, Ed Sweetman wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-02-23 at 22:06, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 23, 2002 at 09:01:06PM -0500, Ed Sweetman wrote:
> > > Or it could be my ext3 fs corrupting files again.
> > >
> >
> > Oy, do you have one of those write-back (behind) ide hard drives?

> Probably, it's a WD 100GB. hdparm says WriteCache=enabled
> I dont know if the bios is set to writeback off hand, I'd have to
> reboot, which I'll probably do soon to add in another hdd and possibly
> run memtest86 instead of just memtest

Does it turn off automatically on shutdown (halt)?

Debian has recently turned off write-back caching on shutdown just after
unmounting all local filesystems. That, or turning off write-back caching
will probably fix your problem.

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