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

From: Mike Fedyk (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 10:40:46 EST

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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