FreeBSD 8.0 STABLE sata regression

Alexander Motin mav at
Sat Jan 9 14:29:55 UTC 2010


Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri wrote:
> My servers are alright with FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE, but not with -STABLE.
> FreeBSD NOC.WEArab.Net 8.0-STABLE FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE #0: Fri Jan  8 18:26:13 UTC 2010     admin at localhost.localdomain:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
> atapci0: <Intel ICH7 SATA300 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0x20a0-0x20af mem 0x90200000-0x902003ff irq 19 at device 31.2 on pci0
> ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
> ata0: [ITHREAD]
> ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
> ata1: [ITHREAD]
> when I upgraded to FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE it got many issues.
> ad2: 381554MB <WDC WD4000KD-00NAB0 01.06A01> at ata1-master UDMA100 

If UDMA mode reported instead of SATA speed is the only issue, then it
is not an issue, but only a cosmetic change. It doesn't mean that your
drives will work slower.

Thanks for report, I'll plug ICH7 board a bit later to check this.
To get more info about the problem, try `atacontrol mode ad2` command.

Alexander Motin

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