SATA disks suddenly stop working
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Wed Feb 25 11:00:41 PST 2009
I've been having lots of problems with SATA drives attached to higher
port numbers, namely ata5 and ata6.
I was installing Linux under qemu today and it had been running for
several hours and had installed multi-gigabytes of data when qemu
I noticed that all I/O to the disk had ceased.
Doing "atacontrol reinit" on the port (ata5) resulted in a message
that the device was not configured, which was patently false since
qemu had just been merrily writing to it.
This with a kernel made from sources updated today at about 2 PM (GMT+1).
I've also seen problems with a disk attached to ata6. It just sort
of disappears after a while.
Disks attached to ata2, ata3 and ata4 don't exhibit any problems.
Is anyone else seeing this weird behavior?
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