Is this serious?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Feb 19 08:36:47 PST 2004

Mark <admin at> writes:

> I just found this in my log:
> ad4: WRITE command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting
> ata2: resetting devices .. ata2-slave: ATA identify retries exceeded
> done
> Is it serious? The RAID 1 has not degraded; but it feels awkward.

If it doesn't happen again, it isn't serious.
If it happens a lot, it indicates a hardware problem; most likely a
cable problem, although possibly a disk or controller having trouble.

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