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Re: [SLE] Mantel to the rescue? Re: [SLE] 8.1 update news
  • From: jaakko tamminen <jaakko.tamminen@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 17:47:42 +0200
  • Message-id: <200211011747.42014.jaakko.tamminen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hi

Just a small info...

> Dunno what a southbridge is, but I know I have some VIA stuff in this
> computer....

Southbridge is the data/address bus coming from processor, and going into
periperal chip(set).. it is the bus where all the stuff from processor to
things like IDE, PCI, USB etc goes.

Northbridge is the memory bus....

Jaska.

On Friday 01 November 2002 16:42, Joe Sullivan wrote:
> Replying to myself. Hmmm...
>
> I'm looking at the changes to Mantel's kernel and seeing a couple things:
>
> -------------------
> Wed Oct 16 01:26:22 CEST 2002 - agruen@xxxxxxx
>
> - Fix error handling in acl-ext3: Users triggerable error may
> panic the kernel if the FS error behavior is set to panic.
> -------------------
>
> Not sure exactly what this means. But I do have ext3 file systems on one of
> my hard drives. I'm not quite sure, but it's possible I was accessing that
> HD when the panics occured. Could this be the problem?
>
> -----------------
> Mon Oct 14 16:41:46 CEST 2002 - mantel@xxxxxxx
>
> - work around severe bug in older VIA southbridges
> -----------------
>
> Dunno what a southbridge is, but I know I have some VIA stuff in this
> computer....
>
>
> This is leading me to think that maybe Mantel's kernel fixes the problem.
> Since I dunno what the real problem is, it's hard to tell.
>
> Maybe I'll give that a try this weekend. I really need to get some regular
> work done though, so I'll stick with 8.0 for a few more days at least.
>
>
> Joe



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