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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.24-rc7
J.A. Magallón wrote:
> I finally found the bad drive (the most obvious one as I would expect,
> it was recycled from an older box...).
> I tried removing completely the drive from power and controller, and then
> running with it powered but not connected. No single error any more on
> any of the other 3 drives. I have been updating my distro, rebuilding the
> rpm database, moving big files between drives, even all at the same time.
> No error.
> I can't believe it, but a bad drive was causing timeouts on other drive
> _on other controller_, the bad one was attached to the Promise and the
> good ones on the ICH5 SATA (both integrated in motherboard).
> Or there is a strange interaction in my board (Asus PC-DL), or there is
> a nasty bug in the kernel...

Hmmm... That's an interesting story. Can you please connect the faulty
harddrive to a separate power supply and connect the drive to the
controller and see whether IO errors go away?

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