Re: FS Corruption in 2.1.109 (fwd)

Thu, 30 Jul 1998 01:02:22 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> So for the non SMP case I think its solved and Linus can have a small gold
> star. SMP alone has no obvious pattern at all (except SMP 8( )

could you tell all people on your list seeing problems on SMP to try my
patch, does it make a difference?

for my box, the 'requirement' for stability seems to be that the
'disable_irq()+start_request()+enable_irq()' trio (ide.c:line 1130) has to
be atomic. If any sti disrupts them anywhere, i get a lockup sooner or

-- mingo

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