ATA problems

Andox andox at
Mon Oct 4 01:05:55 PDT 2004

Thanks, Søren for looking into this problem. I have had it since 5.2.1 release.
With your latest fix committed to RELENG_5 my computer is more stable but it’s
not 100% yet. I still get lookups then copying files between two disks.
My test is to copy some DVDs of total 22GB from one disk to another and after
some minutes the computer crashes with no error message in /var/log/messages.

Also then mounting disks, I get:
adX: TIMEOUT - READ_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=XXXXXXXXX
Usually I get one of these messages for each 'mount'.
These messages seem harmless but still they show up.

I am using ATAIDLE (/usr/ports/sysutils/ataidle) with the mounted disks if this

My dmesg:

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FreeBSD 5.3-BETA6 #6: Fri Oct  1 09:58:16 CEST 2004
      root at
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel Pentium III (601.37-MHz 686-class CPU)
    Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x681  Stepping = 1

real memory  = 805289984 (767 MB)
avail memory = 778289152 (742 MB)
npx0: [FAST]
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
acpi0: <ASUS P3B_F> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-safe" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0xe408-0xe40b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU (3 Cx states)> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> mem 0xe4000000-0xe7ffffff at
device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 4.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 UDMA33 controller> port
0xd800-0xd80f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 4.1 on pci0
ata0: channel #0 on atapci0
ata1: channel #1 on atapci0
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 4.2 (no driver attached)
pci0: <bridge, PCI-unknown> at device 4.3 (no driver attached)
atapci1: <Promise PDC20269 UDMA133 controller> port
0xa800-0xa80f,0xb000-0xb003,0xb400-0xb407,0xb800-0xb803,0xd000-0xd007 mem
0xe0800000-0xe0803fff irq 10 at device 11.0 on pci0
ata2: channel #0 on atapci1
ata3: channel #1 on atapci1
rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0xa400-0xa4ff mem 0xe0000000-0xe00000ff
irq 11 at device 12.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on rl0
rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus0
rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
rl0: Ethernet address: 00:02:44:30:ec:ee
rl1: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0xa000-0xa0ff mem 0xdf800000-0xdf8000ff
irq 12 at device 14.0 on pci0
miibus1: <MII bus> on rl1
rlphy1: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus1
rlphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
rl1: Ethernet address: 00:20:18:8e:66:bc
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xcc000-0xce7ff,0xc0000-0xc87ff on isa0
pmtimer0 on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 601367557 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
acpi_cpu: throttling enabled, 8 steps (100% to 12.5%), currently 100.0%
ad0: 43979MB <IBM-DTLA-307045/TX6OA60A> [89355/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA33
acd0: CDROM <NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:282/4.55> at ata0-slave PIO4
ad4: 190782MB <ST3200822A/3.01> [387621/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA100
ad5: 114473MB <ST3120026A/3.06> [232581/16/63] at ata2-slave UDMA100
ad6: 58644MB <IC35L060AVER07-0/ER6OA44A> [119150/16/63] at ata3-master UDMA100
ad7: 43979MB <IBM-DTLA-307045/TX6OA50C> [89355/16/63] at ata3-slave UDMA100
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a

Best regards,

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