does journaling cause DMA-WRITE failure?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Thu Jul 18 22:13:15 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM, s m <sam.gh1986 at> wrote:

> i have two question: does journaling cause to happen these errors?

Perhaps indirectly as increased load on a flaky disk/driver can cause
these.  Mostly likely you have a failing drive though.

> and if i
> set hw.ata.ata_dma to 0, is it resolve the problem?

Not resolve, perhaps workaround

> if yes, has it any side
> effect or not?

As for the third question, yes it will dramatically decrease disk io speed
unless it's already slow because it's failing.

> any comments or hints are really appreciated.
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Adam Vande More

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