Cache flush warnings due to geom_journal

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Tue Apr 3 03:21:50 UTC 2007

I had to replace the HD in my laptop recently and decided to give gjournal a
whirl.. So far it seems to work very well, thanks Pawel!

One thing I have noticed is that I get occasional messages saying a flush
command timed out, ie
ad0: FAILURE - FLUSHCACHE timed out
GEOM_JOURNAL: Flush cache of ad0s2e: error=5.

Has anyone else seen these? The drive is a WD Scorpio 60GB PATA connected to 
an Intel ICH4 chipset.

atapci0: <Intel ICH4 UDMA100 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xbfa0-0xbfaf at device 31.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
ad0: 57231MB <WDC WD600VE-11KWT0 01.03K01> at ata0-master UDMA100

Maybe the timeout for the command needs to be increased slightly?
(NFI what the units are.. seconds?)

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