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Re: Ext3 strangeness data loss



"Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct redhat com> writes:

> There has also been a lot of churn in the IDE layers recently.  Linux
> has learnt how to drive faster UDMA mode for more and more chipsets in
> recent 2.4 kernels, but the downside is that where older kernels were
> falling back to slower and safer modes, you may be able with later
> kernels to push borderline hardware into the danger zone.  I've had
> several corruption reports which we have definitely narrowed down to
> that.

Looking at hardware and this issue, the German c't magazine recently
reported that ready-to-run computers were shipped with ATA cables that
exceeded the maximum specified 45 cm (18 in) length. These bring the
danger zone much nearer than desired...

-- 
Matthias Andree





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