IDE/SMP Bug [was: Linux-2.1.98..]

Mirko Dziadzka (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 10:20:11 +0200

On Thu, Apr 23, 1998 at 11:30:18PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I just released a fairly small patch to 97 to bring it up to 98.
> Anyway, 2.1.98 _should_ fix:
> - the IDE/SCSI lockups. The irq enable/disable code was broken, and could
> do some really bad things. This tended to lock up the machine if you
> accessed your IDE disks heavily, or in particular if you had a mixture
> of IDE and SCSI and used them at the same time. Tell me if you still
> have problems - I'm sure there are still bugs left, and I want to hear
> about them.

Unfortunatly there are still some SMP/IDE[1] related bugs in 2.1.98. I still
got read errors on the IDE disks[2] and a corupted filesystem after some
heavy disk activities (make -j in /usr/src/linux). But it dosn't look
the whole system like 2.1.8x-2.1.97.

[1] I have a GigaByte-Dual Pentium Board. If someone want's more
information, pleas ask via email.
[2] No, it's probably not my disk. 2.1.85/SMP and 2.1.98/non-SMP are
working fine on the same maschine.


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