ata_catch_inflight causes boot freeze

Stefan Bethke stb at
Sun Jan 16 05:14:36 PST 2005

Am 16.01.2005 um 05:11 schrieb Kris Maglione:

> On my laptop, while the call to ata_catch_inflight is in 
> dev/ata/ata-all.c, my laptop freezes at boot, after detecting acd0 and 
> doing GEOM: Configure for ad0.
> I don't mind commenting out the line in my builds, but others 
> shouldn't have to go through what I did to come to the same conclusion 
> (building the kernel from various dates and burning it to a FreesBIE 
> CD).
> Anyway, I'm not familiar enought with the kernel archetecture to 
> figure out why the function causes a boot freeze. I only figured out 
> that it did by reviewing commits between the dates that it worked and 
> the dates that it didn't. I'm willing to provide whatever 
> information/help that I can to come up with a more permanent solution.

Just so this doesn't get lost, you might want to open a PR, including 
the exact commit that you think introduced this. You also might want to 
drop a note to Søren (sos@), author of much of the ATA code.


Stefan Bethke <stb at>   Fon +49 170 346 0140

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