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Re: hardware error or fs corruption?


On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 04:01:42PM -0500, Mohammad A. Haque wrote:
> On Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at 09:32 , Michael Renner wrote:
> > I noticed various IDE/DMA errors when activating UDMA on IDE Devices 
> > whose
> > controllers drivers were not included in the kernel. These errors 
> > usually
> > show up immediately after activating UDMA when you stress the 
> > filesystem a
> > bit (e.g. unpacking a kernel). If your server ran flawless the last
> > weeks/months/years with udma activated its most likely a harddrive 
> > error..
> I just let some heavy disk i/o stuff run for a few hours with UDMA off 
> and didn't get any errors.
> I think I'll still RMA the drive though. It's not doing anything 
> important now so it's not a big deal. I think I'll also grab a Promise 
> ATA card while I'm at it to use instead of the HTP366.

Could you try the current -ac kernel, perhaps?  It includes some IDE
improvements which, amongst other things, fix some problems with
certain HighPoint controllers.


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