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SubjectRe: 2.4.20-pre4-ac1 trashed my system
On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> Your data is not trashed.

Well actually it was. After the driver read bad data from the disk
(presumably mis-addressed) my knee-jerk reaction was to run e2fsk -y to
"fix" it. And _that_ trashed the data.

> Linux failed to understand cut off partitions.


> When you said you put it on primary channel, I realized that you have a
> system that breaks the rules of Promise and I am not sure.

What are the "rules of Promise" or where may I find such information?

> This will make it more painful to parse systems which can 48-bit and those
> which can not.
> This is not going to be fun.

But this wasn't a problem in 2.4.19-ac4; what confounding factor now is
making it difficult?

> grep "hwif->addressing" pdc202xx.c
> Stub out the three lines.
> Recompile and reboot, it will be fixed

Will do. Thanks. If you have a more permanent fix you'd like me to
test, let me know.


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