Re: [SLUG] loss of DMA

From: Ian C. Blenke (
Date: Tue Apr 11 2006 - 15:16:19 EDT

Eben King wrote:

> 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.

Have you opened the case or otherwise jarred the machine in a way that
could cause a cable to dislodge?

Also: Are you using a "shredded ribbon cable" in a plastic conduit? Try
a normal cable instead and see if the errors don't go away.

The last time I had problems like yours I was using the above.

 - Ian C. Blenke <>

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