Subject: Re: broken Promises?
To: Rasputin <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/2002 16:05:50
I'm using Promise controllers like four years now on my personal
system, and I had no problem so far (I use various incarnations
of -current mostly).


Rasputin wrote:
> Ack! I just lost my current system.
> After getting a couple of 'lost interrupt' errors while running vmware
> (maybe not related, but it's been fine for about a month),
> I decided to reboot and see if that cleared them.
> /usr had differing superblocks (1st and 2nd didn't match),
> chose the second as authoratative,
> and got a shedload of errors (load of broken inodes i.e. thousands)
> The drive was a 40Gb Western Digital (Caviar I think), controller
> was a Promise ATA100 TX2 - I'm only writing this because I still
> had a 20Gb maxtor on the seocndary Promise controller which held
> 1.5.2 from last month (good job I didn't format and reuse it).
> I just bumping that up to current so I can see the Promise from it,
> may then be able to retreive /home and /var  - failing that I have
> a fortnight old backup of them so it's not terminal.
> What have I done wrong? Is the Promise driver shaky, or are there
> any caveats I should haveknown about?
> Please reply to list as I've closed off port 25
> (don't want to get new mail in if I'm going to overwrite /home and /var)
> Saw a few messages about this controller via Google, thought I'd
> best report it - the card, drive and ATA100 cable are all new.
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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