5.3-RELEASE: WARNING - WRITE_DMA interrupt timout - what does it mean?

Mike Tancsa mike at sentex.net
Tue Nov 9 18:37:02 PST 2004

At 06:01 PM 09/11/2004, Zoltan Frombach wrote:
>I just upgraded to 5.3-RELEASE a few days ago. This morning this line got 
>into my system log file:
>Nov  9 06:14:03 www kernel: ad0: WARNING - WRITE_DMA interrupt was seen 
>but timeout fired LBA=2491143
>I've never seen this message before. Can someone please explain what it 
>means? With Thanks,


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is in

It can tell you all sorts of info about your HD and might shed some light 
on the problems you are having.


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