Subject: Re: broken Promises?
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/2002 20:16:04
On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 11:55:15AM +0100, 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.

Were all access ending in lost insterrupts, or you only got a few and then
system keep running as normal ?

> /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?

Not that I know. I use a few of them (although they're not 100TX2, only

Manuel Bouyer <>