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SubjectRe: Promise ATA/133 Errors With 2.6.10+


On Sat, 25 Jun 2005, Erik Slagter wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 16:55 -0400, Justin Piszcz wrote:
>
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: PDC202XX: Primary channel reset.
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: hde: timeout waiting for DMA
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: hde: status error: status=0x58 {
>> DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel:
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: ide: failed opcode was: unknown
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: hde: drive not ready for command
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: hde: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy
>> }
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel:
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: ide: failed opcode was: unknown
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: PDC202XX: Primary channel reset.
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: hde: no DRQ after issuing MULTWRITE_EXT
>> Jun 24 15:24:18 localhost kernel: ide2: reset: success
>
> I have exactly this (these messages) but then with a amd/via ata driver
> on tyan/amd motherboard with an IBM/Hitachi harddisk.
>
> It looks like the drive cpu locks up every now and then, notably when
> the environmental temperature and/or the drive's temperature are high
> and there is much activity on the drive.
>
> A reset (either from the driver or manually using hdparm) helps
> (temporarily).
>
> I was going to buy new drives for this fact (from another brand) but it
> looks that won't necessarily mean my problem will be solved :-(
>
> BTW I have another, exactly identical harddisk in the same computer
> (well, ok, 1 year younger) and that one doesn't show the problem.
>
> BTW2 could it be that somewhere a timeout has been lowered in recent
> kernels? That must have been pre-2.6.11 then.
>

^^

I think so!

The box has worked for the past 6 months and started to have hiccups when
I upgraded it to 2.6.11.x or 2.6.12.x.

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