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        Sorry for the cross post, but it could be something that affects

        Right now I am experiencing some really strange behavior with my
Dell servers.  Mounting a floppy, or accessing it via dd(1) causes a
system hang, (accompanied by a bios beep from the dpt card as though it is
being rebooted).  I have quite a number of other machines which are dells
which are not displaying this behavior, the only 2 things that I have been
able to discover as a parallel is the PM3334UW cards in all 3 of them, 
as well as so far having only tested it on dual capable motherboards.  I
have attempted hardware replacement of floppy drives (when I originally
thought I just had a bad floppy), booting SMP or UP kernels, as well as
makeing sure I have the most recent firmware on all the involved
boards...  there is also a little interesting tidbit in the dmesg from the
machines that they all have in common:

fd0c: hard error reading fsbn 16 of 16-31 (No status)

I have attached the rest of the dmesg.  So far, testing includes machines
sup'd Sept 6th source (broken) all through today.  I know that it worked
back (way back) in early Aug.  Any questions/answers would be much
appreciated as I have reached the end of my diagnosis capacity.

Have fun, and thanks all...


Damieon Stark
Sr. Unix Systems Administrator

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FreeBSD 4.1-STABLE #0: Wed Sep  6 12:28:02 CDT 2000
    [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/src/sys/compile/MAIL
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Pentium III/Pentium III Xeon/Celeron (550.02-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x673  Stepping = 3

real memory  = 1073733632 (1048568K bytes)
config> q
avail memory = 1042366464 (1017936K bytes)
Changing APIC ID for IO APIC #0 from 0 to 2 on chip
Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #0
IOAPIC #0 intpin 2 -> irq 0
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor motherboard
 cpu0 (BSP): apic id:  1, version: 0x00040011, at 0xfee00000
 cpu1 (AP):  apic id:  0, version: 0x00040011, at 0xfee00000
 io0 (APIC): apic id:  2, version: 0x00170011, at 0xfec00000
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc0370000.
Preloaded userconfig_script "/boot/kernel.conf" at 0xc037009c.
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Intel 82454NX PXB#0, Bus#A> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
isab0: <Intel 82371AB PCI to ISA bridge> at device 2.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pci0: <Intel PIIX4 ATA controller> at 2.1
pci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> at 2.2 irq 0
Timecounter "PIIX"  frequency 3579545 Hz
chip0: <Intel 82371AB Power management controller> port 0x850-0x85f at device 2.3 on 
pci0: <ATI Mach64-GI graphics accelerator> at 4.0
fxp0: <Intel Pro 10/100B/100+ Ethernet> port 0xd8c0-0xd8ff mem 
0xfe400000-0xfe4fffff,0xfe600000-0xfe600fff irq 14 at device 8.0 on pci0
fxp0: Ethernet address 00:d0:b7:2c:32:37
dpt0: <DPT Caching SCSI RAID Controller> port 0xd8a0-0xd8bf irq 11 at device 10.0 on 
dpt0: DPT PM3334UW FW Rev. 07M0, 1 channel, 64 CCBs
pcib3: <Intel 82454NX PCI Expander Bridge> at device 18.0 on pci0
pcib4: <Intel 82454NX PCI Expander Bridge> at device 19.0 on pci0
pcib5: <Intel 82454NX PCI Expander Bridge> at device 20.0 on pci0
pcib1: <Intel 82454NX PXB#0, Bus#B> on motherboard
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
ahc0: <Adaptec aic7890/91 Ultra2 SCSI adapter> port 0xec00-0xecff mem 
0xfe802000-0xfe802fff irq 21 at device 4.0 on pci1
ahc0: aic7890/91 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/255 SCBs
ahc1: <Adaptec aic7890/91 Ultra2 SCSI adapter> port 0xe800-0xe8ff mem 
0xfe801000-0xfe801fff irq 22 at device 6.0 on pci1
ahc1: aic7890/91 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/255 SCBs
ahc2: <Adaptec aic7860 SCSI adapter> port 0xe400-0xe4ff mem 0xfe800000-0xfe800fff irq 
20 at device 8.0 on pci1
ahc2: aic7860 Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 3/255 SCBs
pcib2: <Intel 82454NX PXB#1, Bus#A> on motherboard
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib2
fxp1: <Intel Pro 10/100B/100+ Ethernet> port 0xfcc0-0xfcff mem 
0xfe900000-0xfe9fffff,0xfeb00000-0xfeb00fff irq 19 at device 1.0 on pci2
fxp1: Ethernet address 00:d0:b7:2c:29:d5
fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/8 bytes threshold
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
APIC_IO: Testing 8254 interrupt delivery
APIC_IO: routing 8254 via IOAPIC #0 intpin 2
IP Filter: v3.4.8 initialized.  Default = pass all, Logging = enabled
Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
pass1 at dpt0 bus 0 target 6 lun 0
pass1: <DELL 1x8 U2W SCSI BP 5.23> Fixed Processor SCSI-2 device 
da0 at dpt0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <DPT RAID-5 07M0> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device 
da0: 34732MB (71131904 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 4427C)
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s1a
cd0 at ahc2 bus 0 target 5 lun 0
cd0: <NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:466 1.06> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device 
cd0: 20.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15)
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
fd0c: hard error reading fsbn 16 of 16-31 (No status)

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