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Re: filesystem corruption

"David S. Miller" <davem@redhat.com> writes:

>> On 26 Feb 2004 16:33:44 -0500
>> Marc Horowitz <marc@mit.edu> wrote:
>> > >> diff -Nru a/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c b/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c
>> > >> diff -Nru a/net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c b/net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c
>> > 
>> > Why don't I believe this changeset is going to affect an IDE DMA
>> > problem?  :-)
>> UGH, sorry about that.  I think I blew away the diff I did write too.
>> I bet it's something other than this reset thing that is causing the
>> DMA problems because tristating the lines at reset will not have any
>> impact later on after the device is fully going already.

I was told that toggling those bits was a workaround for some sort of
chipset bug.  I don't know what the bug is, but I could imagine some
firmware state which doesn't get properly reset at power-on, which
this resets as a side effect.  Or something.


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