problems with 2.1 kernels, disk access and ppp

Joseph Skinner (
Tue, 07 Jan 1997 14:36:37 +1300

I was wondering if there has been some major changes in the network
drivers or the ide drivers for the cmd640 interface as I now find that
any sort of disk access while running a ppp transfer will stop the

This is a pain especially as it didn't previously occur and means that
compiling while online is impossible.

system configuration

pci motherboard
32meg memory
kernel 2.1.20
ppp compiled into the kernel
cmd640 ide interface with 2 drives