Re: Linux 2.5.24-dj1

From: Ben Clifford (
Date: Mon Jun 24 2002 - 00:42:36 EST

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When I tried to copy around 500Mb of files between two filesystems on the
same hard-drive, I got the following message on the console:

hda: error: DMA in progress...

and the system seems to get stuck - I can't kill the cp with ctrl-c, nor
can I get getty to let me log in on another console.

However, the kernel still forwards IP traffic and I presume is managing to
tickle my hardware watchdog as the system doesn't automatically reboot.

Hopefully, the relevant part of my boot output follows.

ATA/ATAPI device driver v7.0.0
ATA: PCI bus speed 33.3MHz
ATA: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100, PCI slot 00:1f.1
ATA: chipset rev.: 17
ATA: non-legacy mode: IRQ probe delayed
PIIX: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 UDMA100 controller on pci00:1f.1
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1f.1 to 64
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x2480-0x2487, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1f.1 to 64
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x2488-0x248f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: WDC WD200EB-11CSF0, DISK drive
hdc: Compaq CRD-8402B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
 hda: 39102336 sectors w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=38792/16/63, UDMA(100)
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: [PTBL] [2586/240/63] p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7
p8 p9 p
10 p11 >

When I am not doing intensive disk activity, it seems to last longer - it
has been up one and a half hours so far and hasn't crashed yet, doing a
mixture of mail reading and running

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Ben Clifford GPG: 30F06950
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