ATA driver races with interrupts

Daniel Eriksson daniel_k_eriksson at
Wed Aug 11 06:46:35 PDT 2004

Søren Schmidt wrote:

> How about not running the SMART monitor ?
> The SMART monitor issues ATA commands from userland and could do some 
> major footshooting, so lets get that out of the loop and 
> concentrate on 
> "pure" ATA driver details for now.
> Let me know how that goes....

Sure, I will turn it off and report back.

This all started with similar lockups even without the SMART monitor, and I
used the monitor as a reference because it would reliably lock up one of the
channels right away.

I have at least one other thing to try that used to trigger bad things -
creating a geom_stripe array. However, since it really messed my system up
last time I tried it I'll wait until right after a full backup to run the

Thank you for your efforts Søren!

/Daniel Eriksson

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