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SubjectRe: ide-2.4.20-pre4-ac2.patch

WHOA Tomas,

That is a major problem, are you using legacy patch or taskfile io?
Ben H reported he was having problems with legacy path on PPC, but the new
taskfile io worked fine.

On Wed, 28 Aug 2002, Tomas Szepe wrote:

> > This is out and has been forwarded to AC for review.
>
> Okay, I tested this the hard way -- the root of one of my machines
> got trashed. The controller used was a PDC20268 (Ultra100TX2), the
> disks (with two partitions of equal size on each forming a raid0)
> are IBM and WD. Soon after the kernel came up, it started spitting
> messages like 'DMA disabled' and 'No DRQ after WRITE has been issued',
> after which the machine froze entirely. Rebooting w/ an alternate
> kernel revealed massive fs corruption with the superblock completely
> overwritten.
>
> *** Everybody please treat this patch with extreme care. ***
>
> Reiserfs people, this unfortunate event also made me find out about
> the inability of reiserfsck 3.6.3-pre1 to rebuild the node tree --
> the program pretends to work just fine but the in-kernel fs code
> barfs when it's to operate on a repaired fs. 3.x.1b was able to
> get the job done for me, though.
>
> T.
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