Description of problem:
I just installed FC2 on a brand new athlon system with a promise
TX2plus controller. Here are the actual system specs:
The install was unreliable --- it locked up the first few times
through, before eventually succeeding. Once I did succeed, the system
would freeze up during large rsync runs, putting the message
ata1 dma timeout
on to the console, and not putting anything relevant into the log.
Completely. Most installs would cause the freeze, and copying large
amounts of data via rsync would do it pretty reliable.
I am have a client who is running a Opteron system with a promises
controller that is having similar lockups. Each time it says ata2: dma
timeout and locks.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.