IDE disk errors

Mark Hahn hahn at coffee.psychology.mcmaster.ca
Wed Jun 13 16:25:59 EDT 2001


> Thanks for your input. We just this morning booted our 50 node
> Supermicro cluster
> with the noapic option. I will post to the group if it solves our problem.

noapic does effect the delivery of irq's, but it certainly
does not cause ide disks to report hard/media errors.

I suspect the problems reported were actual bad sectors:
IBM has apparently had some well-reported QA problems on DTLA's recently.


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