Re: IDE *data corruption* VIA VT8367
Alan Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 15 May 2002 00:43:30 +0100 (BST)
> These combinations give errors: (hda hdc hde hdg), (hdc hde hdg)
> These combinations run flawless: (hda hdc hde), (hde hdg), (hda hdc
> hdg). I did not test more combinations because every test takes some
> Attaching hdg as a slave drive to the first promise port (which gives
> me hdf instead and the second promise port emtpy) makes the array run
> fine, but performance drops to a figure comparable to a single drive.
> There are no error logs whatsoever (except for the dt output). Without
> RAID-array and without heavy IDE access, the machine runs stable.
> Kernels tested: 2.4.18, 2.4.19pre8
> Has anybody seen this before? Any info would be appreciated. I would
> be happy to provide more information.
I have multiple similar reports, and in all cases where people tried, switching
to a non via chipset cured it - it might be co-incidence but I have enough
reports I suspect its some kind of hardware incompatibility/limit with
the VIA and multiple promise ide controllers
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