File Corruption

Juan Manuel Cabo (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 22:20:25 -0300

Linux corrupts files when writing them to disk.

I have a Triton III mainboard (i430VX chipset) with iPentium 200,
512k SRAM cache, and a DIMM 32Mb SDRAM chip.

It seems that it's a hardware flaw, but win95 doesn't present
any problem.

I already disabled the external cache, used an ISA IDE card,
tried different hard disks, linux distributions, different kernels
(1.2.13, 2.0.27, etc.), and the corruption remains.

Comparing corrupted files with their originals, I've found
that corrupted bytes don't have the lowest bit set.

Could anybody tell me weather it's a kernel problem or
if I am using broken or unsupported hardware?