ahci(4) doesn't work with Hitachi 3TB drive
dieterbsd at engineer.com
Sun Jun 5 22:50:36 UTC 2011
Testing the 3 TB disk with the 3132 controller went fine.
Smartctl -a works. Reading and writing with dd work.
Switched it back to the JMB363 controller.
Smartctl -a does not work.
Still says 150 MB/s rather than 300.
It would be nice if hint.ahcich.1.sata_rev could be set
with a sysctl to avoid the need for a reboot.
Reads smaller than about 90KB appears to always work as expected.
Reads larger than about 90KB sometimes works fine, sometimes are
very slow and give timeout error:
dd if=/dev/ada11 bs=1m count=1 > /dev/null
1048576 bytes transferred in 0.008948 secs (117184368 bytes/sec)
1048576 bytes transferred in 0.008901 secs (117802714 bytes/sec)
1048576 bytes transferred in 0.009025 secs (116184459 bytes/sec)
1048576 bytes transferred in 0.009055 secs (115802062 bytes/sec)
1048576 bytes transferred in 0.008970 secs (116897815 bytes/sec)
1048576 bytes transferred in 0.009054 secs (115814260 bytes/sec)
1048576 bytes transferred in 60.234137 secs (17408 bytes/sec)
ahcich1: Timeout on slot 0
ahcich1: is 00000000 cs 00000000 ss 00000001 rs 00000001 tfd 50 serr 00000000
The larger the read the more likely it is to timeout.
Behaviour is the same with hint.ahcich.1.sata_rev="1" or ="2"
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