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    kernel 2.6.19.x

    All your hard drive are belong to scsi
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    that a question or what

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkeav
    that a question or what
    scsi emulation
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    umm ok, what about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkeav
    umm ok, what about it
    kernel 2.6.19.x all your hard drive are belong to sd*
    Run, Bill! It's Tux, the linux monster!

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    Well, I'm having a really hard time figuring out whatever he's talking about too, but I'm going to guess here. I bet this has something to do with the support in 2.6.19 to use libata to drive some IDE controllers. Previous kernels only used libata for SATA, but its architecture is actually pretty good for any ATA-type controller, including normal IDE. And libata devices show up as sd* instead of hd*.

    (It seems to me that this feature was written in response to the "IDE rewrite" that was slated for 2.6.0 getting dropped, back when people started getting fed up with it losing their data during the 2.5 development cycle.)

    And note, it's experimental, and even says so in the kernel configuration help. If you enable it, you better be reading that help (heck, if you enable or disable anything, you'd do well to read that help). Plus, if you enable both libata-IDE and normal-IDE, the normal-IDE takes precedence. So I guess I don't see the problem? Or is there no problem?

    (One-sentence posts very rarely provide enough context for anyone to know what you're talking about...)

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    i was guessing it had to do with libata too, but yea if you have normal ide compiled in your drives are still hdX, so yea, lost as to what the problem is here?

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    Somebody set us up the bomb...all your base are belong to the notorious mmap data corruption error...
    I think I'm going to skip 2.6.19 entirely, even if they say the bug is fixed:

    http://kerneltrap.org/node/7534
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    i'm no kernel hacker so i cant really pass judgement, but yea that was the plan 2.6.18-> .20 hehe

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