FreeBSD 4.8 and instabilities with Buslogic SCSI drivers in VMWare

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Thu Dec 11 20:27:37 PST 2003

It seems like this list is dead, and the developers don't care anymore.
Current is where it's at.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-stable at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-stable at] On Behalf Of denon
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:28 PM
To: freebsd-stable at
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 4.8 and instabilities with Buslogic SCSI drivers in

So there are no other thoughts on this?  I kinda figured people were 
interested in squashing 4.8 bugs left and right .. :)


At 03:25 PM 12/8/2003, you wrote:
>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
>> > 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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