Conner 1060S (was "more NCR53c8xx ext2 problems")

Lindsay Haisley (
Thu, 05 Sep 1996 22:29:57 -0500

HAH!!!! I struggled with exactly this bug some months ago on my Conner
1060S and had no idea whatsoever what the problem was. My swap partition is
still on the 1060S but seems to cause no problems. I asked everyone I could
think of, posted to comp.os.linux, etc., all to no avail. I'm very glad to
see an analysis of the problem and to know it isn't an odd Linux bug or a
user configuration error. Thanks!! :-)))

Does Conner provide the ROM upgrade and the software to install it? I've
never seen mention of this on their web site and I've been there several times.

>> In the interim, I have seen others report the same problems
>>with NCR53c8xx (mine is an 810, with a conner disk as the only
>>device), ~~~~~~
>Uhm, this triggers something in my mind: Is ist a Conner CFP 1060S ?
>That drive was delivered with a bug in it's caching algorithm that
>manifested mainly with Linux (and especially with e2fsck). My
>CFP1060S had that symptom but works fine since I downloaded some
>new firmware to the drive. (Depending on the ROM version the upgrade
>can be done in Software only on a PC that has the ASPI interface ...)

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