[nycbug-talk] Issue with freebsd 6.2 and disk drives

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Sun Jun 24 02:24:18 EDT 2007

Hi all,

My dedicated server company is deploying me a new FreeBSD 6.2 server.  The box 
uses SATA drives, and is an AMD Athlon box.

I was getting the following error flooding my dmesg:

ad4: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=*********

so they replaced all the hardware in the box.  Still, with entirely different 
hardware, I am getting the same error:

ad4: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=106848207

The hard drive in the new box is:

ad4: 76319MB <Seagate ST3808110AS 3.AAD> at ata2-master SATA150

Before I start telling them that this new hardware is also bad, I figured I 
would see if there are any known problems/bugs with 6.2, or possibly a known 
compatibility issue with SATA (and maybe if I should ask them to switch to 

Thanks all,


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