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RE: fs problem between 2.4.19-rc1 and tip?

To: "Brian Murphy" <>, "Linux-MIPS" <>
Subject: RE: fs problem between 2.4.19-rc1 and tip?
From: "Matthew Dharm" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 13:52:13 -0700
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Well, that makes things significantly better.... I can mount my
filesystem now, tho I still get errors like:

EXT2-fs error (device sd(8,2)): ext2_check_page: bad entry in
directory #894638: unaligned directory entry - offset=4068,
inode=544829025, rec_len=28261, name_len=116

But, it does boot.  My serial console stopped (standard NS16550)
working, tho.... as did a custom NVRAM driver.  Oddly enough, it's
only /dev/console that stopped working (actually, it no longer appears
on my filesystem?!?) -- the getty running on /dev/ttyS0 works just

Regardless, the DMA patch should definately go in.  I'm still looking
into the other problems... we'll see what I come up with.


Matthew D. Dharm                            Senior Software Designer
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Brian Murphy
> Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 9:57 AM
> To: Linux-MIPS
> Cc: Matthew Dharm
> Subject: Re: fs problem between 2.4.19-rc1 and tip?
> Matthew Dharm wrote:
> >Is anyone else seeing a problem using SCSI disks (ext2 format) that
> >was introduced between 2.4.19-rc1 and the tip revision?
> >
> >Upon booting the 2.4.20-pre6 (tip of CVS), the root
> filesystem throws
> >an error about an "unaligned directory entry" and then cannot find
> >init.
> >
> >
> This sounds like a problem I had with cache flushing in
> pci.h which got
> triggered
> by a change in the ide dma driver. Is it a pci driver? If
> so you could
> try the fix
> I submitted a few days ago with ide-dma in the subject line.
> /Brian

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