SiI 3114 woes

Søren Schmidt sos at FreeBSD.ORG
Thu Sep 8 05:06:31 PDT 2005

On 08/09/2005, at 13:37, Mars G. Miro wrote:

> Yo list/Soren!
>  Has anybody successfully installed FreeBSD on the dual-Opteron TYAN
> ThunderK8W S2885 ( )
>  using the onboard SiI 3114 SATA controller? This mobo is supposedly
> supported:
>  But I have never been able to successfully install
> FreeBSD({5.3/5.4/6.0Beta3/4} amd64/i386) on it, using SATA.
> In my last attempt at installing 6.0Beta4 AMD64 on it, I get:
>  ad4: FAILURE - WRITE_DMA status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> error=4<ABORTED>
> LBA=105819039
>  g_vfs_done():ad4s1e[WRITE(offset=23695114240, length=2048)]error = 5

The drive apparently aborts the write, however this cant be the first  
operation to it, so something else might have happend before this.
On my (granted UP AMD64) it works like a charm, so does it on x86 so  
the driver is not completely broken at least :)

Get me the output from dmesg so I can see whats under the hood, might  
help explain things.

Søren Schmidt
sos at

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