Running 6.1-R I have a new dell dimension 5150 workstation with an Intel ICH7 sata chipset onboard. I've currently got a pair of WDC WD3000JD disks installed running a gmirror set. The problem is that the second disk on a fairly regular basis drops off the bus. I'm convinced that it's not the disks or cables as I've swapped out the disk and cabling already. I was able to find a number of reports from other people suffering simmilar issues using ICH7 controllers but no real solution. This is starting to feel like a driver problem.
Yeah for SATA hotswap and being able to reinit the controllers but that's already gotten old. (The drive will not show up with a reinit until it has been powered off/on.) Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here? If there is any other information I should provide, please let me know. Currently: ATA channel 2: Master: ad4 <WDC WD3000JD-00KLB0/08.05J08> Serial ATA v1.0 Slave: no device present When the second disk is present it shows up as ad5, the slave on ATA channel 2. There are a couple of errors associated with the disk dropping off the bus: ad5: timeout waiting to issue command ad5: error issuing WRITE_DMA command GEOM_MIRROR: Request failed (error=5). ad5[WRITE(offset=29788618240, length=16384)] GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ad5 disconnected. And ad5: FAILURE - device detached subdisk5: detached ad5: detached GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ad5 disconnected. fsync: giving up on dirty 0xc536f990: tag devfs, type VCHR usecount 1, writecount 0, refcount 180 mountedhere 0xc5143d00 flags () v_object 0xc536939c ref 0 pages 738 lock type devfs: EXCL (count 1) by thread 0xc93ded80 (pid 97832) dev mirror/gm0s1e Boot messages: atapci0: <Intel ICH7 UDMA100 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xffa0-0xffaf irq 16 at device 31.1 on pci0 ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0 ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0 atapci1: <Intel ICH7 SATA300 controller> port 0xfe00-0xfe07,0xfe10-0xfe13,0xfe20-0xfe27,0xfe30-0xfe33,0xfea0-0xfeaf irq 20 at device 31.2 on pci0 ata2: <ATA channel 0> on atapci1 ata3: <ATA channel 1> on atapci1 ad4: 286168MB <WDC WD3000JD-00KLB0 08.05J08> at ata2-master SATA150 ad5: 286168MB <WDC WD3000JD-00KLB0 08.05J08> at ata2-slave SATA150 -K _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"