Bug#335538: kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386: Hard drive locks up - DMA or Power Management problem?
On 27/10/05, Horms <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ok, that does sound like fair resoning, though I should
> say that almost always these kind of errors show up faulty hardware.
> In this case, its probably a bug.
Don't get me wrong, I think may well be faulty hardware, but a general
fault rather than with a specific unit. Unfortunately as such this
would be way over my head.
Just for the record, the hdparm -b 255 hack did not work on at least
one of the machines and neither did a 15 min cronjob of dd if=/dev/hdc
of=/dev/null bas=1024 count=3000 seek=1000 > /dev/null :-(
One of the firewalls I still haven't rebooted, one died last night and
the other is still alive for the moment.
The only thing that all these boxes have in common (apart from
identical HDDs, but one had a different one before) is a VIA chipset.
How likely is it that there's a bug either in that, or the driver for
I am very confused :-(