Re: PATCH, IDE corruption, 2.4.18

From: Mike Fedyk (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 19:23:05 EST

On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 09:44:31PM +0100, Neil Conway wrote:
> Also, does anyone understand why screwing up a DMA transfer results in
> the trashing of inodes? Even better, how come this hasn't bitten many
> more people? Surely there are lots of people out there with disks and
> CDs on the same IDE cable...
> Neil
> (PS: I have reproduced the problem on two systems so far.)

That seems to be a seperate problem with the block layer and locked buffers
or pages (don't remember which).

I think a patch was submitted and integrated sometime in 2.4.19-pre. Andrew
Morton would know more.

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