Every 12-hrs -- "ad0: TIMEOUT - WRITE DMA"
idmc_vivr at intgdev.com
Sun Feb 19 14:22:27 PST 2006
On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, Mike Tancsa wrote:
>> For the last 4-days, our (otherwise OK) 5.4-RELEASE machine has been
>> Feb 12 12:08:05 : ad0: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=2701279
>> Feb 13 00:08:51 : ad0: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=2701279
>> Feb 13 12:09:38 : ad0: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=2963331
>> Feb 14 00:10:24 : ad0: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=2705947
>> So -- can anyone help track this down?
> It sounds like a hardware issue. Install
> /usr/ports/sysutils/smartmontools and "ask" the drive to see whats up.
I installed 'smartmontools' but haven't used as yet. I've been waiting to
see what happens -- the "problem" simply stopped. There've been no "ad0:
TIMEOUT" messages for 3-days.
The only thing done outside of the ordinary, prior to the messages
stopping, was to set the date. It's probably a coincidence but setting
the date was also the last thing done before the the messages started.
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