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Re: Corruption with 2 drives on a Promise PDC20265



This is most likely either a cable/hardware problem or a bug in the
VIA motherboard.  Use ide=nodma and see if this fixes your problem.

Cheers,

Matt

On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 10:32:00AM +1000, Dave wrote:
> 
> Hi Matt,
> 
> On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Matt Wilson wrote:
> 
> > Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 19:20:49 -0400
> > From: Matt Wilson <msw redhat com>
> > To: Dave <djdave bigpond net au>
> > Cc: wolverine-list redhat com
> > Subject: Re: Corruption with 2 drives on a Promise PDC20265
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 12:34:05AM +1000, Dave wrote:
> > >
> > > I was copying data off one drive onto the other one.  After a while, I
> > > noticed md5sums weren't matching, and EXT2-FS errors starting popping up,
> > > so I rebooted.  After fsck'ing 3 partitions (and losing /lib/modules,
> > > parts of /etc, and PAM libraries), I remembered reading about corruption
> > > with Promise controllers on LKML.  Wish I had remembered earlier. ;)
> >
> > Were they things like "attempted to read past end of device?"
> 
> I really wish I could remember exactly what they said, but I'm fairly
> sure it wasn't that error.  In my xterms, tar started reporting I/O
> errors, and the cwd's started disappearing.  As soon as the first EXT2-FS
> error popped up, I reset the system (where another 20 or so appeared
> during shutdown).  None of them made it into /var/log/messages.
> 
> I could put the other drive back in and remount mostly ro if it would help
> (as long as I don't have to trash my main system again). ;)
> 
> > Do you have a SMP machine?
> 
> UP Athlon 800.
> 
> Dave.
> 
> 
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