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SubjectRe: Some sata_mv error messages
On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 08:02:06PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Sander wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >While sata_mv in 2.6.16-rc6-mm2 seems stable (yah!) compared to
> >2.6.16-rc6 (no crashes, no data corruption), I still get these messages:
> >
> >[ 3962.139906] ata5: translated ATA stat/err 0xd0/00 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ
> >0xb/47/00
> >[ 3962.139959] ata5: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> >
> >[ 6105.948045] ata6: translated ATA stat/err 0xd0/00 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ
> >0xb/47/00
> >[ 6105.948097] ata6: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> >
> >[ 7981.164936] ata5: translated ATA stat/err 0xd0/00 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ
> >0xb/47/00
> >[ 7981.164991] ata5: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> >
> >[ 8273.951019] ata7: translated ATA stat/err 0xd0/00 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ
> >0xb/47/00
> >[ 8273.951072] ata7: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> >
> >[ 9903.032350] ata8: translated ATA stat/err 0xd0/00 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ
> >0xb/47/00
> >[ 9903.032402] ata8: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> >
> >
> >I'm not entirely sure this is only happens on sata_mv (Marvell
> >MV88SX6081) as out of eight disks only one is connected to the onboard
> >sata_nv (nVidia) and the error doesn't happen very often. But I'll keep
> >an eye on it.
> >
> >Are these messages somehow dangerous or otherwise indicating a
> >potentional serious problem? A google search came up with a few links,
> >but none of them helped me understand the messages.
>
> Without answering your specific question, just remember that sata_mv is
> considerly "highly experimental" right now, and still needs some
> workarounds for hardware errata.
>
> For now, the goal is a system that doesn't crash and doesn't corrupt
> data. If its occasionally slow or spits out a few errors, but otherwise
> still works, that's pretty darned good :)

Reminds me, this message (though different error codes) gets spewed to the
console a lot when haldaemon polls SATA CD drives.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=183348

This wasn't occasional, this was every few seconds, making the box
pretty much unusable.

Dave

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