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kernel 2.4.12 kills ide drives

  I've just had one of the more unpleasant evenings with my alpha and
some ide drives.  This was kernel 2.4.12 on a PC164SX

I started getting these, lots of these:

Feb 12 21:03:54 fozzie kernel: hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=16083582, sector=15466680
Feb 12 21:03:54 fozzie kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 03:04 (hda), sector 1 5466680
Feb 12 21:03:54 fozzie kernel: EXT2-fs error (device ide0(3,4)): ext2_write_inode: unable to read inode block - inode=957825, block=1933335
Feb 12 21:03:54 fozzie kernel: Remounting filesystem read-only

I thought my drive was dying, so I had another drive in the system
so I started trying to move stuff across to it using the two tar trick.
Every time I did it either one or both drives played up, with messages
like that and other wierdness.  Stuff like the files went out of bounds
or something and then some nasty message from some ext2_ function.

Just booted into 2.4.9 now and it is all working again.  So if
you go up a few kernel versions be real careful.  I mean this is a
plain ext2 partition on an ide drive, nothing fancy.

Craig Small VK2XLZ  GnuPG:1C1B D893 1418 2AF4 45EE  95CB C76C E5AC 12CA DFA5
Eye-Net Consulting http://www.eye-net.com.au/        <csmall@eye-net.com.au>
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