Problem with large amounts of IDE drives

Tobias c4 at
Tue Dec 9 07:31:20 PST 2003

Has anyone except me had trouble (or success) running 16 or more IDE drives 
on 4.8-RELEASE?

Currently we run perf on 14 drives, 2 connected to motherboard ide and 12 
connected to 2 HighPoint Tech RocketRaid 454. The 454 has no native driver 
for freebsd as of yet and we are told by hpt to run it using the 404's driver.

We ran perf with 18 drives about one week ago, and after we mounted the 
last 4 (raided that is) it worked fine for like half an hour or maybe a 
whole hour then it locked the mount point. It's not reported in any logs 
and the hpt374.status sysctl that is set reports no trouble neither. I'm 
thinking that it might be a driver problem but I don't see why it ONLY 
occurs when we have the raid mounted... never if we have 1 or 2 out of 3 
mounted. But as soon as all drives are mounted.
Oh yeah, it doesn't matter which raid we mount as the last... it's always 
the LAST one mounted that f00bars...

The computer has a 550W PSU so power should not really be a problem. Nor 
does it have any i/o to talk about... I'd say in a given day it reads about 
50gig and writes about 10-30gig.
Any clues? :o)

dmesg follows for perf
Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
         The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #1: Sat Dec  6 12:32:45 GMT 2003
     c4 at perf:/usr/src/sys/compile/perf
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Intel Pentium III (863.87-MHz 686-class CPU)
   Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x68a  Stepping = 10
real memory  = 535560192 (523008K bytes)
avail memory = 515723264 (503636K bytes)
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc053c000.
Preloaded elf module "hpt374.ko" at 0xc053c09c.
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
Using $PIR table, 12 entries at 0xc00f2c00
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82815 (i815 GMCH) SVGA controller> mem 
0xffa80000-0xffafffff,0xf8000000-0xfbffffff irq 11 at device 2.0 on pci0
pcib1: <Intel 82801BA/BAM (ICH2) Hub to PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
hpt3740: <HPT374 UDMA/ATA133 RAID Controller> port 
0xde00-0xdeff,0xdf54-0xdf57,0xdf58-0xdf5f,0xdf7c-0xdf7f,0xdf60-0xdf67 irq 9 
at device 9.0 on pci1
hpt3741: <HPT374 UDMA/ATA133 RAID Controller> port 
0xd000-0xd0ff,0xdf80-0xdf83,0xdf68-0xdf6f,0xdf84-0xdf87,0xdf88-0xdf8f irq 9 
at device 9.1 on pci1
xl0: <3Com 3c905B-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0xdc00-0xdc7f mem 
0xff8dfc00-0xff8dfc7f irq 10 at device 11.0 on pci1
xl0: Ethernet address: 00:10:5a:a5:0a:fc
miibus0: <MII bus> on xl0
xlphy0: <3Com internal media interface> on miibus0
xlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
hpt3742: <HPT374 UDMA/ATA133 RAID Controller> port 
0xd400-0xd4ff,0xdf98-0xdf9b,0xdf90-0xdf97,0xdf9c-0xdf9f,0xdfa0-0xdfa7 irq 9 
at device 13.0 on pci1
hpt3743: <HPT374 UDMA/ATA133 RAID Controller> port 
0xd800-0xd8ff,0xdfe0-0xdfe3,0xdfa8-0xdfaf,0xdfe4-0xdfe7,0xdff0-0xdff7 irq 9 
at device 13.1 on pci1
isab0: <Intel 82801BA/BAM (ICH2) PCI to LPC bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel ICH2 ATA100 controller> port 0xffa0-0xffaf at device 31.1 
on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
uhci0: <Intel 82801BA/BAM (ICH2) USB controller USB-A> port 0xef40-0xef5f 
irq 7 at device 31.2 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82801BA/BAM (ICH2) USB controller USB-A> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x8086, dev=0x2443) at 31.3 irq 3
uhci1: <Intel 82801BA/BAM (ICH2) USB controller USB-B> port 0xef80-0xef9f 
irq 10 at device 31.4 on pci0
usb1: <Intel 82801BA/BAM (ICH2) USB controller USB-B> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem 
0xc0000-0xc9fff,0xcc000-0xcffff,0xd0000-0xd3fff on isa0
fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 8250
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
ppc0: parallel port not found.
HPT374 UDMA/ATA133 RAID Controller driver Version 1.2
ad0: 19130MB <SAMSUNG SV2001H> [38869/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
ad2: 194481MB <Maxtor 6Y200P0> [395136/16/63] at ata1-master UDMA100
da0 at hpt3740 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <HPT3xx RAID 5 Array 3.00> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-0 device
da0: 583442MB (1194890880 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 8842C)
da1 at hpt3740 bus 0 target 1 lun 0
da1: <HPT3xx RAID 0 Array 3.00> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-0 device
da1: 942401MB (1930037248 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 54603C)
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

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