cvs commit: src/sys/dev/ata ata-dma.c ata-pci.c

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Wed Oct 22 14:45:16 PDT 2003

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 23:01:08 +0200 (CEST)
Soren Schmidt <sos at> wrote:

> Hmm, I've not heard of anybody else having trouble with the ich5 on
> -current, and you did test without vinum involved ?

I hear a lot of clicks and "peeps" (the peep sound gives me the
impression that the motor of a head is trying to push the head through
the case of the disk, but isn't able to stops trying it after a second)
from the disk at one (or more) spurious interrupt(s). A "newfs -U -O 2
ad1s1a" results in at least one "click and peep" sequence. Mounting it
results in a "beep", and running "iozone -a" results in a lot of beeps
an clicks. Running it on both drives in parallel (without vinum) results
in a hard hang of the system. I think attaching a monitor to the system
will reveal, that it fails in the same way as it did with the vinum

Do you want some more information than I submitted in the mail with the

I noticed, that Asus released a new BIOS for the board. It doesn't
mentions any improvements in the area in question, but I will give it a
try tomorrow too.


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