Tom Vier wrote:
> i narrowed down some corruption i was having. it only happens on drives
> attached to my qlogic isp card. 2.2 has no problem, and in 2.4.5-ac3 my
> sym53c875 works fine. this machine is an alpha miata. it only happens when
> writing out a lot to disk. eg, untarring a kernel tarball, restoring a
> backup. anyone else see this?
Is this reproducible?
A patch went into ac3 which attempts to address qlogicisp problems on
Alpha. It originated from the nether regions deep inside Compaq,
original source unknown. There is a -extraordinarily slight-
possibility this patch (which simply adds "mb()") causes problems.
However, it is more likely that the patch is harmless but also useless,
not fixing the real problem.
Other questions - is your machine SMP? How much RAM?
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