Re: (cached?) files corruption.

Trevor Jenkins (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 12:35:25 +0000 (GMT)

> A common hardware bug in VLB IDE interfaces
> is that many of them cannot tolerate simultaneous accesses
> to the primary and secondary interface ports.
> Random data corruption may result.

I have a VLB IDE controller with drives attached to both interfaces
and on both ports of the first interface. So now I'm worried that
things will go belly-up. Is there a list of such be-bugged

Or do I have to hedge my bets and

> Try booting Linux with "ide1=serialize" as a kernel parameter,
> (stick it into your /etc/lilo.conf) and see if that helps.

Or stick it out until I encounter the problem for real? (So far, I've
no evidence that I've been bitten by this bug.)

Regards, Trevor.


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