Re: A small ide patch and a lilo/kernel problem

mlord (
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 10:58:15 -0400

Johnie Stafford wrote:
> Here is a small patch to ide.c to correct an error message it prints:

Thanks. It was already in my accumulated patches list.
> The reason I noticed this discrepancy is because I see it several
> times every time I run lilo (v19). For each entry in my lilo.conf file
> I get this on my console:
> Jul 14 10:29:18 kb5yvf kernel: ide: probable bad entry for /dev/hdc
> Jul 14 10:29:18 kb5yvf kernel: ide: to fix it, run: /usr/src/linux/drivers/block/MAKEDEV.ide
> Of course, I've run the MAKEDEV.ide from the scripts directory, but I
> still get these errors. Does anyone know what this thing is
> complaining about. I don't even have a hdc on my machine.

Mmm.. Looks like a bug in lilo19. It is trying to open invalid devices.
lilo17 does not exhibit this problem on my system. How about on yours?

the Linux IDE guy