Custom kernels causing Promise ATA RAID to go down

Allan Fields bsd at
Wed Jun 16 19:11:09 GMT 2004

On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 08:54:34PM +1000, Alastair G. Hogge wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 June 2004 15:56, Allan Fields wrote:
> [snip]
> > I've also experienced instability with Promise RAID controllers in
> > the past but didn't ever use a GENERIC kernel.  I'm interested in
> > this issue, but don't know if it's related.
> OK Update.
> I've been nuking /usr/obj and cvsuping and rebuilding world every day since 
> back on the 6th of June. Finaly today the 16 of the June, after a rebuild 
> world/kernel my custom kernel no longer brings the array down. Happy happy 
> joy joy :-)

That's good news.  How long has it been running w/o crash, long enough
to say the issue is resolved?  Some recent SATA changes to
sys/dev/ata/ata-{pci,chipset}.c might be to credit, considering you
are using a SATA RAID chipset.

> Also a bonus, ACPI now powerdown(s) the system without fail.

Related ACPI issue: can you enter S3 sleep and resume with-out
loosing the array?  That was one problem I was having with the
FastTrack (ATA RAID) controller.

> -Al

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