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Subjectproblem solved - late answer.. (was: Re: DMA problems w/ PIIX3 IDE, 2.4.20-pre4-ac2)

Quite some months ago I raised some questions, got some answers and
continued working silently until my problem was solved. While digging
the archives for yet another IDE problem today I realized I did
not send any message to you guys nor to the list afterwards.

Just in case someone is interested or cares still:

1) Sorry for not sending a "problem solved" mail when it was solved
2) My box is running smoothly again. It was neither a kernel issue
nor a hardware problem with the disks. Different kernel versions
did behave differently, but the cause of it all seems to be a broken
CPU (or broken jumper settings).
Installing a new CPU made all problems go away. And the box is
rock solid with or without IDE-DMA turned on.


P.S: A little block quoted below in case someone wants to remember what
this was about:

On 16 Sep 2002 15:46:35 +0100
Alan Cox <> wrote:

> On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 15:26, Florian Hinzmann wrote:
> >
> > On 16-Sep-2002 Alan Cox wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 12:17, Florian Hinzmann wrote:
> > >> kernel: hdb: read_intr: status=0x59 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
> > >> kernel: hdb: read_intr: error=0x10 { SectorIdNotFound }, LBAsect=97567071, high=5, lo
> > >> kernel: hdb: read_intr: status=0x59 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
> > >
> > > Which is the drive reporting a physical media error
> >
> > Which seems to exist only while using the named combinations of DMA access
> > and kernel versions. While using i.e. 2.4.19 without DMA I can access the same data,
> > dd the whole disk to /dev/null or run badblock checks without finding
> > any physical media errors.
> >
> > 2.4.19 should complain, too, if there is a physical error indeed, right?
> The "sectoridnotfound" return is from the drive. That makes it very hard
> to believe it isnt a physical error

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