Re: A CD with errors (scratches etc.) blocks the whole system while reading damadged files

From: Stephen Samuel (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 12:15:34 EST

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:04.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:04.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:04.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:04.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)

Mike Fedyk wrote:
> On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 01:26:46AM -0700, Stephen Samuel wrote:
>>I ran a similar type of test on a (redhat 7.1 ) kernel.
>>With the CD on HDD, I could read off of HDA just peachy while
>>the system was choking on a scratched (aol) cd.
>>I did a WC of a 300MB file (only 256MB of ram on the system,
>>so that's guaranteed to not fit in any cache).
>>Times to read the file were statistically equivalent whether
>>the system was choking on the CD or not.
> Great, can you post the lspci output for your IDE chipset(s)?

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