ultra5/cmd646 hang

Tillman Hodgson tillman at seekingfire.com
Tue Nov 18 19:06:00 PST 2003

On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 05:26:12PM -0500, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At 9:54 AM +0100 11/18/03, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> >Garance A Drosihn <drosih at rpi.edu> writes:
> >  > Well, for what it's worth I hit something vaguely similar
> >  > on my Ultra-10 [...]
> >  > Unfortunately, I then mistakenly blew away my working
> >  > kernel, so right now I can't boot up the machine at all.  [...]
> >
> >Just disable DMA in the loader (set hw.ata.ata_dma=0) and boot
> >your new kernel.  Slow as hell, but it works.
> Okay, I tried that.  It did not print out the
>    ata3: resetting devices ..
> message, but it died with a panic:

I'm also having the same problem on an Ultra 5 (see the archives for
details if you're interested). If you chose to reinstall and want to
avoid this issue until it gets cleared up, avoid source newer than Oct
29 which (from sombody else's posting) is the last date that appears to
boot properly by failing back to PIO mode.


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