WRITE_DMA errors on SATA drive under 5.3-RELEASE

Mike Tancsa mike at sentex.net
Sun Feb 27 20:32:31 GMT 2005

On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:53:30 +0100, in sentex.lists.freebsd.questions
you wrote:

>I've gotten two messages like the ones below today on my production server
>messages:Feb 27 14:48:17 freebie kernel: ad10: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=4848803
>messages:Feb 27 14:48:17 freebie kernel: ad10: FAILURE - WRITE_DMA timed out

Could be a bad sector on the drive, or bad cable. Hard to say.  Try

It can read all sorts of info off the drive and help you narrow down
what the problem might be.

Mike Tancsa, Sentex communications http://www.sentex.net
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