Re: FS Corruption in 2.1.109

David C Niemi (
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 11:39:18 -0400 (EDT)

> I think it started in 2.1.103, within 2 days of running that it managed
> to corrupt my / partition, after reinstalling it happened within 2 days
> again, both times the ext2 super block and it's backups were all
> corrupted (according to fsck anyway). I'm running 2.0 for now.
> Intel TX chipset Quantum bigfoot 2.5G HD udma bus running at 75 MHz so
> maybe pci isn't doing 33 i don't know how to check that.
> no problems in 2.0.x and 2.1.81-2.1.101 (i didn't run 102 very long) K6
> 233MHz underclocked at 225MHz

It really sounds to me like we may have two different problems here. You
are running your PCI bus at 37.5 MHz, the 430TX runs it synchronously at
half the memory bus speed. Is your system stable under >=2.1.103 with

I've heard previously of Quantum Bigfoots causing trouble, they are worth
investigating for the blacklist.

I also wonder if there were any PCI bus-oriented changes between 2.1.101
and 2.1.103, they could be a second problematic factor.

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