ad8: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA errors UFS 7.0-RC1

Remco van Bekkum remco at
Sun Jan 27 12:26:13 PST 2008

Well the problem is that things *sometimes* work... sometimes not
But my backup is on a system running FreeBSD 6.3 with a promise
sata controller and that one has crashed too while backing up. So I'm
kind of cautious with testing. First I need some reliable storage to try
to recover my data.


On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 10:27:38AM -0700, Joe Peterson wrote:
> Remco van Bekkum wrote:
> > Well it looks like in my case it is hardware related after all. It failed to read the boot
> > block several times now. 2nd sort of DOA of this disk...
> Have you tried reading the block in another OS or using SeaTools?  That would
> at least verify that it's hardware.
> 	-Joe
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