Re: linux 2.4.19-preX IDE bugs

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 13:32:22 EST


The hardware changed and the interrupt parser feature that stablized the
old chipsets under SMP is gone. The new chipsets (20268 and above) do not
have a location with sticky bits. So in some cases I expect things to go
south, but in general they should not. Otherwise promise would be all
over the issue.


On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > I agree that if it has known problems which destroy data it should be
> > > unavailable in the stable kernel. It certainly sounds as if that's the
> > > case, and the driver could be held out until 2.4.20 or so when it can be
> > > fixed, or if it can't be fixed it can just go away.
> >
> > Then I suggest you give up computing, because PC hardware doesnt make
> > your grade. BTW the general open promise bugs *dont* include data
> > corruption so I suspect it may be your h/w thats hosed.
> Mine, and the original poster? And the "me too?" I understood the author
> to say that the new board needed a driver change, and if that's the case
> why not hold off the driver until he gets to it? Nobody if faulting him
> for lack of time, but it seems not to work.
> Guess it must be my hardware, two boards, two systems, corruption only on
> the drives on the new... hell with it, obviously if you don't have the
> problem the original poster and I must be clueless whiners.
> I'll drop this discussion and scrap the board, restores cost more than
> controllers :-(
> --
> bill davidsen <>
> CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
> Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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