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Subject2.6.18.2: sporadic SATA port resets (Broadcom BCM5785 (HT1000))
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Hi there,

we`ve got a database server machine running a 2.6.18.2 vanilla kernel on
Debian Etch. The database is MySQL 5. Everything works fine, but sometimes
the server "lags", i.e. it doesn`t respond for 30 seconds. We`ve now
investigated the problem and found this messages in syslog (and dmesg):

15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1: port is slow to respond, please be patient
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1: soft resetting port
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1: port is slow to respond, please be patient
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl
300)
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ATA: abnormal status 0xD0 on port 0xFFFFC2000000401C
15:55:44 omega11 last message repeated 5 times
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec)
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x4)
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5
secs
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1: hard resetting port
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl
300)
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: ata1: EH complete
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: SCSI device sda: 293046768 512-byte hdwr sectors
(150040 MB)
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
15:55:44 omega11 kernel: SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
We`ve got this messages up to 5 times a day since as far as our syslogs reach.

It seems no kind of queuing is used:
# cat /sys/block/sda/device/queue_type
none
# cat /sys/block/sda/device/queue_depth
1

The server is up for 91 days now and has low to medium load (depending on
daytime). Since it`s a production server located in a datacenter, we can`t
just test some random kernel on it :(

Does somebody have a glue whats going on here? Could it be a hardware failure?
We have an identical machine using the same kernel. It`s used as a webserver.
There also this messages shows up, but not that often (10 times in 91 days
uptime). If it is a hardware failure, then both machines would been affected
by the same hardware problem.

What can we do to fix this problem? Is it known?

I`ve found many posts related to SATA problems, but none seemed to be about
this problem.

Do you need additional information?

Thanks

cu,
Emmy

P.S.: Please CC me, since i`m not subscribed.
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Broadcom HT1000 PCI/PCI-X bridge
00:02.0 Host bridge: Broadcom HT1000 Legacy South Bridge
00:02.1 IDE interface: Broadcom HT1000 Legacy IDE controller
00:02.2 ISA bridge: Broadcom HT1000 LPC Bridge
00:03.0 USB Controller: Broadcom HT1000 USB Controller (rev 01)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Broadcom HT1000 USB Controller (rev 01)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Broadcom HT1000 USB Controller (rev 01)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82541GI/PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 05)
00:05.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82541GI/PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 05)
00:06.0 VGA compatible controller: XGI - Xabre Graphics Inc Volari Z7
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
00:19.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:19.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:19.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:19.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:0d.0 PCI bridge: Broadcom HT1000 PCI/PCI-X bridge (rev c0)
01:0e.0 RAID bus controller: Broadcom BCM5785 (HT1000) SATA Native SATA Mode
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model : 33
model name : Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2194.616
cache size : 1024 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
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cpu cores : 2
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
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bogomips : 4390.69
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power management: ts fid vid ttp

processor : 1
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 33
model name : Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2194.616
cache size : 1024 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 1
cpu cores : 2
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni lahf_lm cmp_legacy
bogomips : 4390.11
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp

processor : 2
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 33
model name : Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2194.616
cache size : 1024 KB
physical id : 1
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni lahf_lm cmp_legacy
bogomips : 4393.11
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp

processor : 3
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 33
model name : Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2194.616
cache size : 1024 KB
physical id : 1
siblings : 2
core id : 1
cpu cores : 2
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni lahf_lm cmp_legacy
bogomips : 4393.51
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp

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