Odd IDE / vinum problem on new 4.9-RC3 system

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at rinet.ru
Sun Oct 19 13:39:57 PDT 2003

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003, Rob Lahaye wrote:

RL> > I'm running 4.9-RC3 on a new installation with three new hard drives that
RL> > are all Ultra100-compatible.  BIOS is set to Auto for IDE drives and
RL> > correctly reports sizes with UDMA 100 LBA modes.  The OS sees:
RL> >
RL> > ad0: 76319MB <WDC WD800JB-00ETA0> [155061/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
RL> > ad1: 238475MB <WDC WD2500JB-32FUA0> [484521/16/63] at ata0-slave UDMA100
RL> > ad2: 238475MB <WDC WD2500JB-32FUA0> [484521/16/63] at ata1-master UDMA100
RL> >
RL> > When I connect the drives to the onboard IDE, only the first IDE channel
RL> > (ad0 and ad1) works right at UDMA100.  On the second channel, with ad2 only,
RL> > I get errors when writing (reading is not a problem):
RL> >
RL> > ad2s1e: UDMA ICRC error writing fsbn 643383313 of 321036265-321036392 (ad2s1
RL> > bn 643383313; cn 40048 tn 193 sn 34) retrying


RL> Interesting that I get a similar situation, be it with a regular hard disk (no
RL> special setups such as vinum). 'dmesg' says:
RL> [...]
RL> ata1-slave: ATA identify retries exceeded
RL> ad0: 76319MB <ST380021A> [155061/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA66
RL> acd0: CDROM <GCR-8521B> at ata1-master PIO4
RL> Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
RL> ad0s1a: UDMA ICRC error reading fsbn 137023 of 68480-68607 (ad0s1 bn 137023; cn 8 tn 134 sn 61) retrying


RL> When I reported this to the STABLE list, my PC was blamed of having some broken
RL> communication to my harddisk. Now I wonder if this is indeed the case; or will
RL> you also be blamed for having a bad PC :).

Well colleagues, but both of you failed to specify your onboard IDE controlled
dmesg lines! ;-)

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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