kern/127391: [ata] Intel 6300ESB SATA150 cannot find disk and boot under 6.3 [regression]

Michael Scheidell scheidell at
Tue Oct 21 14:40:03 UTC 2008

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From: Michael Scheidell <scheidell at>
To: Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at>
Cc: satz at, freebsd-hardware at, 
 bug-followup at, sos at
Subject: Re: kern/127391: [ata] Intel 6300ESB SATA150 cannot find disk and
 boot under 6.3 [regression]
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:36:16 -0400

 More information:
 I have a dmidecode, dmesg.boot and pciconf from
 A) old dell 750 (using a 6.3 kernel that we got to work by accident,  
 don't remember how)
 B) new dell 750 that will boot anything.
 Biggest different seems to be a different motherboard.
 new one doesn't have an acpi apci bios, has a dual core cpu, old one has 
 hyperthread cpu.
 I can build any kernel I want on the newer dell 750, it will boot just 
 about anything.
 three different kernels that booted on new dell won't boot on old one.
 kernel that boots on old one, will boot on new one.
 I will upload.
 as a reminder, all systems, up and including freebsd 5.5 and 6.2 booted 
 on all of these.
 A 'fix' somewhere in 6.3 broke the pci bridge? sata controller? disk init?
 7.0 didn't fix it either, so whatever was changed was changed in 7.0 also.
 another reminder, and explanation.
 Several months ago, when investigating this, looking at a lot of 
 problems documented and found by google, one of our techs came across a 
 fix.  we have a 6.3 kernel with that fix it it, but tech did not 
 document it, and we have not been able to find fix or reproduce fix.
 Michael Scheidell, CTO
 Phone: 561-999-5000, x 1259
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