very long boot sshd

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Apr 8 06:23:06 PDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 09:17:14AM +0200, RazorOnFreeBSD wrote:
> I don't think sendmail is the problem... I disabled it from rc.conf... I
> might be wrong but here is what I found in the /var/log/messages that could
> be the suspicious :
> kernel: ad2: UDMA ICRC error cmd=read fsbn 145503 of 14550 #Twice
> kernel: ad2: UDMA ICRC error cmd=read fsbn 147135 of 14550 #4 times
> and then :
> 262 falling back to PIO mode
> The weirdest thing is that numbers seem to randomize a little bit.
> If we consider the previous outputs like ...... fsbn A of B
> A and B are different each reboot !
> I don't know if it's the reason of very slow booting but I didn't find
> anything about sendmail in /var/log/messages.......
> Do you think I need to change my hardrive already ? It is just one year
> ..... :(

I'm afraid that is a distinct possibility.  If this machine has been
running satifactorily until now, and then lost the plot without any
interventions like your adding new hardware or doing a major OS
upgrade, then it is probably hardware going marginal.

Those UDMA errors are not good.  Make sure you have good backups, and
keep an eye on the log files to see if the condition persists.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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