Re: [SLUG] loss of DMA

From: Eben King (
Date: Mon Apr 10 2006 - 09:46:20 EDT

On Sun, 9 Apr 2006, Eben King wrote:

> In fact, I ran "dd if=/dev/hda bs=1k of=/dev/null"
> and didn't get an error (bs=1k was where I saw the error today).

Didn't get an error today, with bs=2k, so maybe 1k writes tickle a bug in
the IDE driver.

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