persisting ATA problems

Søren Schmidt sos at
Mon Oct 4 12:47:00 PDT 2004

Tomas Randa wrote:
> I have
> Gigabyte GA-K8VT800 motherboard, and 
> ad0: 38165MB <ST340014A/3.06> [77542/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
> I thing problems are only when system is swapping, but it is only my
> assumption.
> Today I had the following in log:
> ad0: WARNING - WRITE_DMA interrupt was seen but timeout fired LBA=637375
> i don`t know exactly what does it mean and if data was written or not..
> can anybody explain it?

It just means that the data has hit the disk but the taskqueue that 
should return data to the system hasn't yet. This is a warning ...



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