FBSD 2.5.1-p11 | Promise SATA150 TX2plus | Seagate B 200GB -
BAD SUPERBLK / Machine freezes up etc
FreeBSD at keyslapper.org
Mon Nov 8 11:21:22 PST 2004
On 11/08/04 08:04 PM, Sebastian Holmqvist sat at the `puter and typed:
> "I've been getting WRITE_DMA timeouts in /var/log/messages though,
> typically 1 to 3 of them before the lockup. Have you noticed any of
> Nope, nothing of that kind.
> Can't check for earlier times since I've reinstalled since then. But
> the error tonight didn't report anything.
> Please get back to me if you manage to survive any large data-transfers :)
> In that case; "5.3 HERE I COME" :p
Will do. I've been eagerly awaiting 5.3 to deal with this exact problem.
Typically, building OpenOffice.org will tell one way or another, and it
should be going on now - unless it's already locked up. I'll find out
when I get home this evening and let you know.
If it doesn't lock up, I'll try building a couple large packages
simultaneously (like Mozilla and jdk1.4). That will be the absolute
If it does lock up, I'll be reinstalling some time this week with the
fdisk geometry forced to that recommended by WD, and running back
through the disk loads described above.
Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at keyslapper.org
Fully Funded Hobbyist, KeySlapper Extrordinaire :)
This isn't true in practice -- what we've missed out is Stradivarius's
constant. And then the aside: "For those of you who don't know, that's
been called by others the fiddle factor..."
-- From a 1B Electrical Engineering lecture.
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