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Hi!

I have a server with these specifications:

Athlon XP 1800+
512Mb RAM
IBM 60Gb
Redhat 7.3
Asus Mobo

I have a data corruption problem. The hard disk reads and writes file wrong...

For example: I download 40 rars (15Mb each), usually 1-2 of them are written corrupted BUT when i ran a crc check to the files, it shows me that ex. 10 files corrupted, if i rerun the test shows me 10 different files that are corrupted etc. What i mean is that the hard disk reads whatever it likes :confused:

now it found the solution, its the UDMA. I disabled the UDMA and everything worked fine, no more CRC errors, nothing. BUT my disk now reads at 2,2 Mb/sec which is humiliating and uses almost 100% of the Cpu...

Noone knows this problem, i think its the chipset's fault...

I have the 2.4.16 kernel, do you think that if i upgrade to 2.4.17 the problem maybe gets fixed???

Thanks anyway :D
 

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If I were there... I'd burn that computer... Then, i'd add some woods and lighter fluid and burn it some more... Heck, we might as well burn all the other computers on earth! ;)
 

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If I were there... I'd burn that computer... Then, i'd add some woods and lighter fluid and burn it some more... Heck, we might as well burn all the other computers on earth
:confused: uhh, thanks Mr. Uni-bomber ... :no:

Anyway .... yeah, upgrade the kernel and see if the problem corrects itself, I'm not sure of everything in the change log to the new version, but I do remember several HD issues were solved with certain chipsets. So it sounds like it could solve your problem. Let me know how it goes. :)
 

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It might be worth checking out the hdparm utlity from the command line to help with speeding up your system.

Also check the kernel logs > from a command prompt type "dmesg" without the quotes and post that in here, maybe we can see why the kernel is corrupting your data. I had an issue with chipsets and hard drives awhile back and there's a known issue sometimes and a fix is available with a kernel recompile. If you're new to that, let us know and we might be able to help :) Good luck!

I almost forgot, you might consider using the ext3 filesystem if you're not currently, this helps with keeping data un-corrupted do to reboots on accident and such.
 
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