Bug 29089 - IDE CD/DVD install causes - dma ide corruption
Summary: IDE CD/DVD install causes - dma ide corruption
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-23 16:58 UTC by Shane Painter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-03-07 16:42:44 UTC

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Description Shane Painter 2001-02-23 16:58:19 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22 i686)

On Dell PE6450 with CD or DVD drives (IDE) install fails with simmilar
CD> VT1 reports:
 "failed to read /modules/module-info
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals
/mnt/source umount failed(16)
VT2 reports:
failed to read /modules/module-info
VT3 reports:
getting ready to spawn shell
exec of /bin/sh failed
<4>Unable to identify CD-ROM format
DVD> fails to launch X, but makes it into text mode. Allows specification
of Language and Keymap but then prompts for installation media type. When
CD is chosen, mount fails and you are prompted again.
VT4: <4>Unable to identify CD-ROM format

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.On PE6450 (probably all Dell IDE CD/DVD systems)
Try and perform CD install
2.Just wait until kernel boots, then check out VTs.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2001-02-23 19:37:49 UTC
Missing module-info?

Comment 2 Shane Painter 2001-02-23 21:07:53 UTC
I should add that the same media works fine on SCSI CD-ROM systems. Also BETA2 
and 7.0 load properly, I don't know about BETA3. This must be something that 
changed recently.

Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-02-23 21:55:21 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-27 02:30:00 UTC
There are no other types of kernel errors messages on VC4?

Comment 5 Michael K. Johnson 2001-02-27 17:05:52 UTC
msf, I have a machine you can test on

Comment 6 Shane Painter 2001-02-27 21:12:53 UTC
On an installed system, I can mount /mnt/cdrom and copy files just fine. That 
would contain this problem to install time.

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-05 20:16:13 UTC
johnsonm - is this still an issue we need to look at, or is it fixed?

Comment 8 Shane Painter 2001-03-05 22:00:41 UTC
This is still a problem. Only now IDE CD-ROM behaves like the DVD did in RC1. I 
have not checked with the DVD yet. I will do that in the morning and let you 
know if anything changes. Also, the X-based installer will not work on this 
machine, it only goes into text mode - I dont remember if I mentioned that 

Comment 9 Matt Wilson 2001-03-06 22:24:10 UTC
this appears to be DMA corruption problems with this controller/CD-ROM device.

Comment 10 Arjan van de Ven 2001-03-07 08:40:59 UTC
Could you give me the output of
(replace X with hda/hdb/hdc/hdd for the cdrom/dvd drive)

Comment 11 Shane Painter 2001-03-07 16:42:41 UTC

This is on a RC1 machine. The same CD and DVD drives work fine with 7.0 and I 
believe Beta2 or 3.

Comment 12 Michael K. Johnson 2001-03-12 20:35:42 UTC
Please test 2.4.2-0.1.23 or later kernels; we have added a
special case to attempt to handle this hardware.

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