5.4-RC2 freezing - ATA related?

Elliot Finley efinleywork at efinley.com
Mon May 16 05:40:07 PDT 2005

This has been happening since 5.3-R, I've been tuning different parameters
to no avail.  I've taken the disks off of the onboard ICH5 controller and
put them a promise TX4 S150 controller, but still the same thing happens.

The system freezes, but isn't totally dead.  It'll still respond to pings,
the screensaver still functions, but it won't respond to a CAD at the
console.  But if I press 'Enter' at the console, it'll give me a 'login:'
prompt, but after entering the username, it never comes back with the
'password:' prompt.

After manually resetting the system it boots and says 'Automatic file system
check failed; help!' and drops into single user mode.  Running fsck manually
corrects errors on all volumes.  Then it'll boot from that point.

This seems to be triggered by daily periodic as it happens at 3:02-3:03AM
each time.  But it doesn't happen *every* morning.

I suspect a bug in FreeBSD because this mode of failure happens on 3
different machines, all configured similarly.

2G RAM (though the other affected systems only have 1G)
80G Seagate Barracuda SATA drives (one system now on Promise TX4 S150
controller, others on onboard ICH5)

On my lightly loaded systems, it happens rarely.  On my mailserver (fairly
heavy disk load), it happens quite frequently.

How can I troubleshoot this?

dmesg follows:

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FreeBSD 5.4-RC2 #2: Wed Apr 13 17:35:20 MDT 2005
    root at postmaster.etv.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/Postmaster
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz (2605.92-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf29  Stepping = 9

  Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
real memory  = 2146631680 (2047 MB)
avail memory = 2095153152 (1998 MB)
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
acpi0: <A M I OEMXSDT> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82865 host to AGP bridge> mem 0xf8000000-0xfbffffff at device
0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
uhci0: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-A> port 0xef00-0xef1f irq 16
at device 29.0 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) 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
uhci1: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-B> port 0xef20-0xef3f irq 19
at device 29.1 on pci0
usb1: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) 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
uhci2: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-C> port 0xef40-0xef5f irq 18
at device 29.2 on pci0
usb2: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-C> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci3: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-D> port 0xef80-0xef9f irq 16
at device 29.3 on pci0
usb3: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-D> on uhci3
usb3: USB revision 1.0
uhub3: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub3: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 29.7 (no driver attached)
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
skc0: <3Com 3C940 Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xd800-0xd8ff mem
0xfeafc000-0xfeafffff irq 22 at device 5.0 on pci2
skc0: 3Com Gigabit LOM (3C940) rev. (0x1)
sk0: <Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Yukon> on skc0
sk0: Ethernet address: 00:0c:6e:54:4b:19
miibus0: <MII bus> on sk0
e1000phy0: <Marvell 88E1000 Gigabit PHY> on miibus0
e1000phy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX-FDX,
atapci0: <Promise PDC20319 SATA150 controller> port
0xdc00-0xdc7f,0xdfa0-0xdfaf,0xdf00-0xdf3f mem
0xfeac0000-0xfeadffff,0xfeafb000-0xfeafbfff irq 21 at device 9.0 on pci2
atapci0: failed: rid 0x20 is memory, requested 4
ata2: channel #0 on atapci0
ata3: channel #1 on atapci0
ata4: channel #2 on atapci0
ata5: channel #3 on atapci0
xl0: <3Com 3c905C-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0xd480-0xd4ff mem
0xfeaf9c00-0xfeaf9c7f irq 20 at device 12.0 on pci2
miibus1: <MII bus> on xl0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus1
ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
xl0: Ethernet address: 00:04:75:f1:1c:7e
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci1: <Intel ICH5 UDMA100 controller> port
0xfc00-0xfc0f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 31.1 on pci0
ata0: channel #0 on atapci1
ata1: channel #1 on atapci1
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 31.5 (no driver attached)
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model IntelliMouse, device ID 3
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on
sio0: type 16550A
sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
sio1: type 16550A
fdc0: <floppy drive controller (FDE)> port 0x3f7,0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on
ppc0: <Standard parallel printer port> port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on acpi0
ppc0: Generic chipset (NIBBLE-only) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem
0xcf000-0xcf7ff,0xc8000-0xcefff,0xc0000-0xc7fff on isa0
pmtimer0 on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2605917008 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
acd0: CDROM <FX54++M/Y01E> at ata1-master PIO4
ad4: 76319MB <ST380013AS/3.05> [155061/16/63] at ata2-master SATA150
ad6: 76319MB <ST380013AS/3.05> [155061/16/63] at ata3-master SATA150
ad8: 117246MB <Maxtor 6Y120M0/YAR511W0> [238216/16/63] at ata4-master
ad10: 76319MB <ST380013AS/3.05> [155061/16/63] at ata5-master SATA150
ar0: 76319MB <ATA RAID1 array> [9729/255/63] status: READY subdisks:
 disk0 READY on ad4 at ata2-master
 disk1 READY on ad6 at ata3-master
ar1: 76319MB <ATA RAID1 array> [9729/255/63] status: READY subdisks:
 disk0 READY on ad10 at ata5-master
 disk1 READY on ad8 at ata4-master
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ar0s1a
WARNING: / was not properly dismounted

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