Promise SX4060 on 7.1-BETA2

Søren Schmidt at
Fri Oct 24 00:02:42 PDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 9:03 PM, Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 02:01:55PM -0400, David Boyd wrote:
> > I am attempting to install 7.1-BETA2 (from CD) onto a PC with a Promise
> > SX4060 RAID controller and two Seagate 120GB ATA disk drives.
> >
> > The boot from CD keeps repeating the following (error) messages: (I'm
> > retyping here)
> >
> > {snip -- for dmesg errors, see URL below}
> You're the second person to report this problem recently.  The other
> person (see below) reported the same thing, also using a PATA
> controller, and also using Seagate disks (though different models).
> We now have two reproducible test cases where users are seeing continual
> errors from the controller when attempting to set the transfer mode,
> enable read and write caching, and SET_MULTI.  The only similarity so
> far is that they're both PATA users.
> In Kristian's case, his disks were in a usable state, but we ultimately
> determine the Silicon Image controller might be responsible for what he
> was seeing (the SMART errors we saw in his logs could've been from any
> time in the past; he saw errors on multiple disks, and not all of those
> disks shown SMART log errors)... while David's not using a Silicon Image
> controller at all.
> Kristian's setup:
> Silicon Image 0680 ATA100 (problem was also seen on Promise PDC20270)
> ad4: <Seagate ST3320620A 3.AAF> at ata2-master PIO4
> ad5: <Seagate ST3320620A 3.AAF> at ata2-slave  PIO4
> ad6: <Seagate ST3750640A 3.AAE> at ata3-master PIO4
> ad7: <Seagate ST3320620A 3.AAD> at ata3-slave  PIO4
> David's setup (what we know so far):
> Promise SX4060
> ad4: 114473MB <Seagate ST3120814A 3.AAJ> at ata2-master PIO4
> ad8: 114473MB <Seagate ST3120814A 3.AAJ> at ata4-master PIO4
> Soren/Andrey, can either of you comment on this?  If at all possible, it
> would be good to get this hammered out before 7.1-RELEASE is tagged.

Does it work if booted on a 8-current kernel ?
The driver path's used by the SiI0680 and the SX4060 are *very* different,
mind you.


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