On a couple of occasions i have lost entire directories but this was some
----- Original Message -----
From: Ulf Carlsson <email@example.com>
To: Andrew Linfoot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 1999 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: File corruption
> On Fri, Jun 25, 1999 at 03:34:15PM +0100, Andrew Linfoot wrote:
> > I have been running 2.2.1 on my indy for about 3 weeks now and have
> > encountered problems like this, in fact i am surprised at how stable the
> > is, i have been doing some quite large builds of qt, kde and the like
> > this is reproducible then i would be prepared to experiment on one of my
> > boxes.
I have had a couple of instances where i lost complete directories, but this
was during the first few days of running Linux on my box, i simply put it
down to operator error!
> It doesn't crash, only file corruption..
> > The only gripe i have is that the scsi driver breaks when i attach
> > devices, any ideas?
> I have file corruption without any external devices. It looks like the
> appear when more than one SCSI devices are present. You only have one
> SCSI drive, right?
2 drives - see below
If i attempt to attach an external device the system just hangs during scsi
initialisation. I think this is fixed in later kernels but i don't have cvs
up yet so i can't move past 2.2.1.
> Do you mind telling us more exactly what type of file corruption you
> from? It would also help if you could attach an output from hinv, or just
> us what hardware you have.
CPU: MIPS-R4400 FPU<MIPS-R4400FPC> ICACHE DCACHE SCACHE
Loading R4000 MMU routines.
CPU revision is: 00000450
Primary instruction cache 16kb, linesize 16 bytes)
Primary data cache 16kb, linesize 16 bytes)
Secondary cache sized at 1024K linesize 128
sda 540MB with base IRIX
sdb 2GB with Linux.and swap
an interesting point here is that /proc/cpuinfo tells me i only have an