I decided to add an IDE drive that I have to my disk farm and the files (and
filesystem level stuff) on the disk become corrupt over time; seemingly at
random. This is consistent with the problem experienced by many people with
certain PCI IDE controllers, but I have been lead to believe that the EIDE
controllers on Triton based motherboards are immune. I have used this same
drive before with a 386 (and a paddleboard controller) and did not have this
My kernel is 1.3.35. I haven't done anything unusual to it. I did configure
it to use the "new" IDE driver, if that is important.
My drive is a Conner 170MB IDE, which is a few years old, but has been idle for
a non-trivial portion of that time. It passes surface tests (in DOS) just fine
(with the same controller).
My Motherboard is a STEELBLUE Triton board (with a P100) which I bought from
I am not having random signal 11 problems, even when doing a kernel compile.
Of course, when I run a program which has been corrupted, I get a signal 11