FreeBSD 4.8 and instabilities with Buslogic SCSI drivers in VMWare

Doug White dwhite at
Sun Dec 7 13:41:55 PST 2003

On Sun, 7 Dec 2003, denon wrote:

> We've been doing more work with VMware and FreeBSD lately. Overall it's
> been going well, but we have a machine that's giving me grief, and I'm a
> bit concerned.
> It's running 4.8-Release, with a single virtual SCSI drive.  It's been
> running fine for months, but as of recently, it's started locking up.  When
> it locks up, this is what's in the messages:
> /kernel: (da0:bt0:0:0:0): CCB 0xca993340 - timed out
> /kernel: bt0: btdone - Attempt to free non-active BCCB 0xca9933c0

I wonder if the vmware environment is bug-for-bug compatible with the old
buslogic hardware :-)

I suspect this is a bug in vmware, where the emulated driver is suffering
from long-term corruption. 43-day bug, perhaps?

Does stopping and starting VMware clear this up?

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