Re: DVD-RAM crashing system

From: Nachman Yaakov Ziskind (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 18:13:55 EST

Alan Cox wrote (on Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 11:54:46PM +0100):
> On Gwe, 2003-07-18 at 23:08, Svein Ove Aas wrote:
> > My suggestion is this: As the hardware is obviously broken, and disabling
> > DMA would cause a horrendous performance drop anyway, you should get a new
> > chipset. Return the one you have as broken.
> Update to 2.4.20. That will put IDE disks into MWDMA2 on the Serverworks
> OSB4 and avoid the mistrigger with CD-ROM errors. The later serverworks
> (CSB5, CSB6) is fine btw but can hit the CD-ROM mistrigger too

I just did. Happiness is a machine that reboots remotely. Emboldened by my
success, I started a backup. Works like a charm, too. I hope my luck holds up!

How sweet it is.

Thanks to all who responded.

Nachman Yaakov Ziskind, EA, LLM
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law 
Economic Group Pension Services
Actuaries and Employee Benefit Consultants
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