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SubjectRe: IDE wierdness
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On Mer, 2003-08-20 at 16:09, Larry McVoy wrote:
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> It's clear to me that I don't want to use this drive but I'm wondering if
> there is any interest in debugging the lock up. I've only done it on
> 2.4.18 as shipped by redhat but I could try 2.6 or whatever you like.
>
> If the concensus is that it is OK that bad hardware locks you up then I'll
> toss the drive and move on.

Some PIO transfers are regulated by the drive and the drive can lock the
bus forever. Newer chipsets like the SI680/3112 support watchdog
deadlock breakers for this but we don't really support them right now.

Getting different data off a failing drive is unusual because the blocks
are ECC'd extensively (well more than ECC'd) and have checks, could be
the RAM/CPU going I guess.


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