Custom kernels causing Promise ATA RAID to go down

Alastair G. Hogge agh at
Fri Jun 18 11:48:42 GMT 2004

On Thursday 17 June 2004 05:11, Allan Fields wrote:
> 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?
Current uptime: 14:32
Which is about 14:30 longer then when I was having problems. Although I have 
been resetting and turning the system off, the uptime could be longer. I 
think the issue is resloved.

> Some recent SATA changes to 
> sys/dev/ata/ata-{pci,chipset}.c might be to credit, considering you
> are using a SATA RAID chipset.
Yeah I noticed these...had my finger crossed during the entire build world 
process and reboot ;-)

> > 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.
No, haven't tried it. Nor would I know how.

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