Re: IDE DMA corruption: Blacklist all WD?

Alan Cox (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 10:53:42 +0100 (BST)

> This exact same drive just died on me after three months of use under
> Linux for no apparent reason whatsoever. Suddenly half the disk had CRC
> errors, or sectors not found. No low-level, no nothing fix. DMA did work

Drives fail. We arent talking here about hardwarw failures like bits of the
head falling off. Just specific slight corruption caused by timing problems.

Linux will not be able to fix drives that fall apart, nor is it likely to
be able to predict them.

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