HELP: ServerWorks data corruption after 350 MB with BerkeleyDB 4.0?

Doug White dwhite at
Mon Nov 3 13:01:47 PST 2003

Don't crosspost -stable and -current. Thanks!

On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Matthias Andree wrote:

> I received a bug report against BerkeleyDB 4 that may not be BerkeleyDB
> related, but a problem with FreeBSD or specific hardware in general.
> Jie Song (CC'd) reported that writing files with BerkeleyDB (no
> threading or something) on his ServerWorks machine causes data
> corruption (detected by BerkeleyDB 4.0 library functions) when the file
> sizes grow beyond 350 MB. For details, see PR #55252. Jie Song has
> answered in private mail that the problem persists with both current 4.X
> and current 5.X FreeBSD versions.
> Does this ring a bell somewhere? Are there issues with BIOS versions
> usually used on ServerWorks boards, are there hardware
> detection/configuration issues in the kernel? Anything known?

If he is using the onboard ROSB4 IDE controller on LE-III chipsets, that
IDE controller is known to cause data corruption if the disks are running
in ATA33 mode.  If he is using the ROSB4, demote to PIO or use a different

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