Re: 2.4.21 ServerWorks DMA Bugs

From: Tomas Szepe (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 03:49:36 EST

> []
> On Llu, 2003-07-07 at 04:42, Tomas Szepe wrote:
> > > Just the view from an insider in the know.
> >
> > Hmm, I certainly wouldn't expect a $3500 server to come with busted
> > IDE, but thanks for the suggestion, we'll take extra care.
> You might also want to check with HPaq about BIOS updates. I have
> seen a couple of boxes which didnt set DMA but meant to or did
> after BIOS update.

Too late now, the machine is collecting IP accounting statistics
for 20 C's, 24/7. Flashing the BIOS seems too risky given we're
only using the IDE drives for nightly backups of a SCSI raid1 root
fs. I guess I'll just write a simple script to see if the backup
data tends to get hosed.


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