ATA problems again ...

Johan Ström johan at
Mon Jul 17 15:02:01 UTC 2006

On 17 jul 2006, at 16.51, Mike Tancsa wrote:

> At 05:59 AM 17/07/2006, Johan Ström wrote:
>> On 17 jul 2006, at 00.53, Mike Tancsa wrote:
>>> At 03:02 PM 14/07/2006, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
>>>> After reboot (command reboot), system boot up with both disks
>>>> attached and start autosynchronization. I do not know, if this is
>>>> hw or sw error, I got
>>> Install the smartmontools from
>>> /usr/ports/sysutils/smartmontools/
>>> and post the output of
>>> smartctl -a /dev/ad8
>> I tried this on my SATA disk ad6:
>> Model Family:     Maxtor MaXLine III family
>> Device Model:     Maxtor 7L300S0
>> Serial Number:    L60CJKPH
>> Firmware Version: BANC1G10
>> User Capacity:    300,090,728,448 bytes
>> Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
>> ATA Version is:   7
>> ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0
>> Local Time is:    Mon Jul 17 11:54:35 2006 CEST
>> SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
>> SMART support is: Enabled
>> ....
>> SMART Error Log Version: 1
>> No Errors Logged
>> Any other output from smartctl that can help? Both my ad4 and ad6 are
>> the same.
> This at least rules out the disks being bad for the most part.  It  
> still could be bad cables, but if you changed those out than its  
> doubtful.  Perhaps try updating to RELENG_6 ? If its a gmirror  
> issue, I think there have been a number of fixes.

Just ran PowerMax (maxtors own testing software) full length test on  
ad6, not a single problem.. Same result as on ad4 a couple of days  
ago.. So no, i doubt it's the disks. I've changed the other SATA  
cable too now (the one one ad6), this was a fresh one never used  
before. I'll change ad4 too when i take it down for reboot.

I'm currently running RELENG_6_1, however from may 9th. Have there  
been any ata/gmirror changes merged to 6_1 since then?
If I run RELENG_6 instead, how big is the change any other problems  
might arise? ;) I've never used anything other than "stable"..


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