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SubjectRe: Possible IDE related crash on 2.4.18-rc4?

--- Jeff Lessem <Jeff.Lessem@Colorado.EDU> wrote:
> I am having what seems to be some sort of IDE
> related crash when I run
> 2.4.18-rc4. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 5000e
> laptop, which is a
> PIII 600, 384MB ram, Intel PIIX4 IDE controller
> (440BX), and an
> IBM-DJSA-230 30GB laptop disk. The disk is
> partitioned into reiserfs
> (29GB) and swap (386MB).
> The machine will appear to work fine, but then the
> disk will spindown
> and immediately restart, then the drive light stays
> on and the machine
> is hung solid. It will not respond to SysRq, or
> anything other than
> holding the power button down until it turns off.
> The last time the
> disk restarted I noticed that it made similar
> seeking noises to what
> it makes when being powered on. It is NOT crashing
> when making that
> IBM click-boing noise.
> Obviously this may be a hardware related problem,
> but IBM's drive
> fitness test reports the drive to be OK, and I have
> not had the
> problem when using kernels <= 2.4.17 (even after
> observing the problem
> with 2.4.18). No IDE errors appear in the log
> before the crash.
> The problem happens both when using noflushd and
> with noflushd
> disabled. The lockups have all occured during low
> disk activity, but
> 95% of the time disk activity is low, so this may
> just be a
> coincidence.
> I would be happy to privide any further information
> that would be
> useful in debugging this problem, but I am not sure
> how to provide
> useful diagnostics for such a total and sudden
> lockup.
i don't know if this is the same...but i have the same
dell inspiron 5000 for work and i was having this same
problem...the guys from dell did all of the
troubleshooting that i could bare...from having me
remove my hardrive and cd which provided temporary the end dell replaced my motherboard and i
have not had any more problems.

> As long as I am posting IDE problems... On a
> different computer, every
> time the machine boots I get the errors
> hdc: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete
> Error }
> hdc: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC
> }
> repeated 4 times. hdc is an IBM-DTLA-307045
> attached to an Intel
> PIIX4 controller (440BX). IBM's drive fitness test
> does not report
> any errors, and I have no other errors or
> difficulties in using the
> drive. Should I be concerned?
> --
> Thanks,
> Jeff Lessem.
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