5.4-RC2 freezing - ATA related?

Jamie Heckford jamie at tridentmicrosystems.co.uk
Tue May 17 09:15:27 PDT 2005

On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 06:40:01AM -0600, Elliot Finley wrote:
> 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.

We are having similar problems to this on a box, won't go into great detail at the moment
but will post results when we have finished testing.

Jamie Heckford
Network Manager
Trident Microsystems Ltd.

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