Troubleshooting a gmirror disk marked broken

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Sat Jun 29 04:12:49 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Nikola Pavlović <nzp at> wrote:

> About AHCI, it didn't attach after setting ahci_load="YES" in
> loader.conf so I assumed it wasn't enabled in BIOS.  As I don't have
> physical access to the machine I asked the support to enable it, and
> presumably they did (that's what they said, and the machine was rebooted
> when they said they did).  But still no luck.  It's a VIA 6420
> controller and maybe it doesn't support AHCI (couldn't find anything
> definitive on the net about that).

This appears to be the case.  There may be some sysctl which can alter ata
settings that might help like stuff under kern.geom.mirror.  It's already
been a long time since I've used 8.x so I don't remember everything.  Just
have to dig around.
Adam Vande More

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