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Re: Please help with some harddisk error

Hi all,

> I have seen such error messages below before too.....it was when I decided
> to enable dma support for the hd via hdparm....check to see whether that
> that has been enabled (hdparm /dev/hda). Anyway, after that incident, my
> hardisk had bad cluster/sectors!

dma support is on for the drive, but what are the consequences of turning
dma support off?

slower performance? can i just turn dma support off without rebooting?


Marc-Adrian Napoli
Network Admin
Connect Infobahn Australia
+61 2 9281 1750

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