noc at hdk5.net
Mon Dec 15 10:32:11 PST 2008
Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> ad2: FAILURE - READ_DMA timed out LBA=0
>> ad2: TIMEOUT - READ_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=1
>> ad2: TIMEOUT - READ_DMA retrying (0 retries left) LBA=1
>> The flash drive is detected with 3940272 sectors. Is there a way to
>> control the LBA= parameter? Does it matter if I try?
>> How can I control the number of retries?
>> I read that FreeBSD doesn't use the BIOS at least for CHS. Does
>> FreeBSD use the BIOS for PIO and UDMA modes?
> try disabling dma with
> set hw.ata.ata_dma=0
> bootloader command
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Wojciech, could be on the right track. I have recently had to do this on
several different FreeBSd server boxes to stop these errors. Both
current FreeBSD 7 and 8 have done this. Hardware didnt seem to matter.
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