FreeBSD 4.8 and instabilities with Buslogic SCSI drivers in VMWare

denon denon at
Mon Dec 8 13:26:39 PST 2003

Responses inline:

At 03:41 PM 12/7/2003, you wrote:
>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 :-)

Sure seems it .. though it was stable for a long time, so I don't know ..

>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?

Nope, apparently not .. I tried and its happened again today. Seems to 
happen about twice a day, but no pattern to it that I see..


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