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SubjectRe: siI3112 crash on enabling dma
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On Fri, 2003-06-06 at 21:52, Adriaan Peeters wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm using 2.4.20-ac2, when I boot the system, SATA disks on a sil3112
> controller (IWill IS150-R) are detected, but dma is not enabled.
> The disks work perfectly in raid 1 mode, and I can enable dma using
> hdparm -X66 -d1 /dev/hda
> hdparm -X66 -d1 /dev/hdc
>
> But sometimes this fails and the entire system hangs. I suspect it
> happens when I enable dma mode while there is some harddisk activity.

The system seemed to be stable for a few days, but then the following
happened:
- First I got read-only filesystem messages
- a few seconds later I/O errors
- After rebooting, the root filesystem (ext3) could not be mounted
- After fscking and a lot of deleted inodes, large portions of the
filesystem were gone to lost+found (/etc, /bin, ...)

I can only relate this to the driver, it seems very unstable :(

Some info: 2.4.20-ac2, asus a7v8x motherboard (onboard promise raid not
used), iwill IS150-R raid controler, 2 Maxtor 6Y080M0 SATA disks in
raid1.

--
Adriaan Peeters <apeeters@lashout.net>

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