Drive light on all the time on 8-STABLE.

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sun Jan 17 18:20:11 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:28:04PM +0200, Alexander Motin wrote:
> Jonathan Chen wrote:
> > On the weekend, I moved my 8-STABLE installation (csup'd late Dec 2009)
> > onto a new drive, a Seagate ST31000528AS CC3; and while the transfer was
> > successful, I've noticed that the drive light is solidly on all the time,
> > even if it boots into single-user.
> > 
> > # uname -a
> > FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE #1: Sat Jan 16 08:32:54 NZDT 2010     root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/OSIRIS  amd64
> > 
> > Is this something I should be worried about? There doesn't appear to
> > be any disk I/O (I can't hear the disk grinding), but I may be wrong.
> > The drive from which I transferred from did not exhibit this strange
> > behaviour.
> > 
> > Any advice would be welcome.
> What disk controller and driver do you use?

It's just the out of the box ATA drivers. All the filesystems are UFS.
I'm not sure how to find out what the disk controller is, so I've
included the dmesg output. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
                                         "Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck" - Curly

--------------dmesg output-----------------------------------
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FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE #1: Sat Jan 16 08:32:54 NZDT 2010
    root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/OSIRIS amd64
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ (2806.38-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x40f33  Stepping = 3
  AMD Features=0xea500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,FFXSR,RDTSCP,LM,3DNow!+,3DNow!>
  AMD Features2=0x1f<LAHF,CMP,SVM,ExtAPIC,CR8>
real memory  = 4294967296 (4096 MB)
avail memory = 4105285632 (3915 MB)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s)
 cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
 cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 2
ioapic0 <Version 2.1> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
kbd1 at kbdmux0
acpi0: <GBT GBTUACPI> on motherboard
acpi0: [ITHREAD]
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
acpi0: reservation of 100000, cfde0000 (3) failed
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <32-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x4008-0x400b on acpi0
acpi_hpet0: <High Precision Event Timer> iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff on acpi0
Timecounter "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 900
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 2.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> port 0xef00-0xef7f mem 0xfa000000-0xfaffffff,0xd0000000-0xdfffffff,0xf8000000-0xf9ffffff irq 18 at device 0.0 on pci1
atapci0: <ATI IXP600 SATA300 controller> port 0xff00-0xff07,0xfe00-0xfe03,0xfd00-0xfd07,0xfc00-0xfc03,0xfb00-0xfb0f mem 0xfe02f000-0xfe02f3ff irq 22 at device 18.0 on pci0
atapci0: [ITHREAD]
atapci0: AHCI v1.10 controller with 4 3Gbps ports, PM supported
ata2: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata2: port is not ready (timeout 0ms) tfd = 000001d0
ata2: software reset clear timeout
ata2: [ITHREAD]
ata3: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
ata3: [ITHREAD]
ata4: <ATA channel 2> on atapci0
ata4: port is not ready (timeout 0ms) tfd = 000001d0
ata4: software reset clear timeout
ata4: [ITHREAD]
ata5: <ATA channel 3> on atapci0
ata5: [ITHREAD]
ohci0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfe02e000-0xfe02efff irq 16 at device 19.0 on pci0
ohci0: [ITHREAD]
usbus0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci0
ohci1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfe02d000-0xfe02dfff irq 17 at device 19.1 on pci0
ohci1: [ITHREAD]
usbus1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci1
ohci2: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfe02c000-0xfe02cfff irq 18 at device 19.2 on pci0
ohci2: [ITHREAD]
usbus2: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci2
ohci3: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfe02b000-0xfe02bfff irq 17 at device 19.3 on pci0
ohci3: [ITHREAD]
usbus3: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci3
ohci4: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfe02a000-0xfe02afff irq 18 at device 19.4 on pci0
ohci4: [ITHREAD]
usbus4: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci4
ehci0: <EHCI (generic) USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xfe029000-0xfe0290ff irq 19 at device 19.5 on pci0
ehci0: [ITHREAD]
ehci0: AMD SB600/700 quirk applied
usbus5: EHCI version 1.0
usbus5: <EHCI (generic) USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 20.0 (no driver attached)
atapci1: <ATI IXP600 UDMA133 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xf900-0xf90f at device 20.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci1
ata0: [ITHREAD]
hdac0: <ATI SB600 High Definition Audio Controller> mem 0xfe024000-0xfe027fff irq 16 at device 20.2 on pci0
hdac0: HDA Driver Revision: 20091113_0138
hdac0: [ITHREAD]
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 20.3 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 20.4 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
xl0: <3Com 3c905-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0xdf00-0xdf3f irq 21 at device 7.0 on pci2
miibus0: <MII bus> on xl0
nsphy0: <DP83840 10/100 media interface> PHY 24 on miibus0
nsphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
xl0: Ethernet address: 00:60:97:a4:7f:82
xl0: [ITHREAD]
fwohci0: <Texas Instruments TSB43AB23> mem 0xfdfff000-0xfdfff7ff,0xfdff8000-0xfdffbfff irq 22 at device 14.0 on pci2
fwohci0: [ITHREAD]
fwohci0: OHCI version 1.10 (ROM=1)
fwohci0: No. of Isochronous channels is 4.
fwohci0: EUI64 00:1d:7d:00:00:f0:67:8b
fwohci0: Phy 1394a available S400, 3 ports.
fwohci0: Link S400, max_rec 2048 bytes.
firewire0: <IEEE1394(FireWire) bus> on fwohci0
dcons_crom0: <dcons configuration ROM> on firewire0
dcons_crom0: bus_addr 0x1574000
fwe0: <Ethernet over FireWire> on firewire0
if_fwe0: Fake Ethernet address: 02:1d:7d:f0:67:8b
fwe0: Ethernet address: 02:1d:7d:f0:67:8b
fwip0: <IP over FireWire> on firewire0
fwip0: Firewire address: 00:1d:7d:00:00:f0:67:8b @ 0xfffe00000000, S400, maxrec 2048
fwohci0: Initiate bus reset
fwohci0: fwohci_intr_core: BUS reset
fwohci0: fwohci_intr_core: node_id=0x00000000, SelfID Count=1, CYCLEMASTER mode
re0: <RealTek 8169SC/8110SC Single-chip Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xdc00-0xdcff mem 0xfdffe000-0xfdffe0ff irq 23 at device 15.0 on pci2
re0: Chip rev. 0x18000000
re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
miibus1: <MII bus> on re0
rgephy0: <RTL8169S/8110S/8211B media interface> PHY 1 on miibus1
rgephy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-FDX, auto
re0: Ethernet address: 00:1d:7d:9d:3f:1f
re0: [FILTER]
uart1: <16550 or compatible> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
uart1: [FILTER]
ppc0: <Parallel port> port 0x378-0x37f,0x778-0x77b irq 7 drq 3 on acpi0
ppc0: Generic chipset (ECP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/16 bytes threshold
ppc0: [ITHREAD]
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
ppbus0: IEEE1284 device found /NIBBLE/ECP
ppbus0: Probing for PnP devices:
ppbus0: <Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 6MP> PJL,MLC,PCLXL,PCL,POSTSCRIPT
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
plip0: [ITHREAD]
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: [ITHREAD]
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
atkbd0: [ITHREAD]
atrtc0: <AT realtime clock> port 0x70-0x73 on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
powernow0: <PowerNow! K8> on cpu0
cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
powernow1: <PowerNow! K8> on cpu1
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
vboxdrv: fAsync=0 offMin=0xa4 offMax=0x29b
supdrvGipCreate: omni timer not supported, falling back to synchronous mode
ipfw2 (+ipv6) initialized, divert enabled, nat loadable, rule-based forwarding disabled, default to deny, logging disabled
firewire0: 1 nodes, maxhop <= 0 cable IRM irm(0)  (me) 
firewire0: bus manager 0 
usbus0: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
usbus1: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
usbus2: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
usbus3: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
usbus4: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
usbus5: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
ugen0.1: <ATI> at usbus0
uhub0: <ATI OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
ugen1.1: <ATI> at usbus1
uhub1: <ATI OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus1
ugen2.1: <ATI> at usbus2
uhub2: <ATI OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus2
ugen3.1: <ATI> at usbus3
uhub3: <ATI OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus3
ugen4.1: <ATI> at usbus4
uhub4: <ATI OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus4
ugen5.1: <ATI> at usbus5
uhub5: <ATI EHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus5
acd0: DVDR <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4165B/DL05> at ata0-master UDMA33 
ad4: 953868MB <Seagate ST31000528AS CC38> at ata2-master UDMA100 SATA 3Gb/s
ad8: 305244MB <Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 V54OA7EA> at ata4-master UDMA100 SATA 3Gb/s
hdac0: HDA Codec #3: Realtek ALC885
pcm0: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #0 Analog> at cad 3 nid 1 on hdac0
pcm1: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #1 Analog> at cad 3 nid 1 on hdac0
pcm2: <HDA Realtek ALC885 PCM #2 Digital> at cad 3 nid 1 on hdac0
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhub3: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhub4: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus5
Root mount waiting for: usbus5
Root mount waiting for: usbus5
acd0: FAILURE - INQUIRY ILLEGAL REQUEST asc=0x24 ascq=0x00 sks=0x40 0x00 0x01
uhub5: 10 ports with 10 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus5
(probe0:ata0:0:0:0): TEST UNIT READY. CDB: 0 0 0 0 0 0 
(probe0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM Status: SCSI Status Error
(probe0:ata0:0:0:0): SCSI Status: Check Condition
(probe0:ata0:0:0:0): NOT READY csi:0,0,bb,0 asc:3a,0
(probe0:ata0:0:0:0): Medium not present
(probe0:ata0:0:0:0): Unretryable error
cd0 at ata0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
cd0: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4165B DL05> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device 
cd0: 33.000MB/s transfers
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad4s2a

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