On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 21:17:21 -0800, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote > Robert, > > You have device driver conflicts with the hardware. Most likely > it is the ata driver and the rocket raid card. The rocket raids are > nice cards but I have had them blow up too. In my case I simply > moved the rocket raid card to a different system where it was rock > solid, and put in a promise card that was blowing up in yet a third > system. I have a whole collection of hardware to play with. > Unfortunately that is what happens when you work with operating > systems that wern't preloaded on the hardware you bought.
Ted, I would like to do so, but the RAID-controller is on the motherboard. (That was the main reason for choosing this mobo, since everything I need (and obviously something more) is already on-board.) All I could do was do disable SATA is in BIOS. Is there a way to control the ressources to avoid the conflict? Robert > > Ted > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Robert Eckardt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 3:27 PM > Subject: Did I take the wrong bus with FreeBSD 6 to VMware? > > > Hi, > > > > for some time I'm trying to get FreeBSD 6 running on my server > > as a host for VMware and several other functions. > > > > I'm using a 1.7GHz Pentium M 735 on an AOpen i855GMEm-LFS mobo > > w/ USB, VGA, 2xGbit/s, 2xPATA channels etc. on board. > > I used to run FBSD-5.2.1 with vmware3 on an Epox mobo w/ a 2GHz > > Celeron without problems. > > After changing HW (mobo, CPU, HDD) and OS (FBSD6.0) I found the > > system to "freeze" upon accessing an USB device when vmware was > > running. > > So my first investigations led to its driver, but in some cases > > heavy disk I/O was sufficient to cause a freeze. > > > > Since the situation got worse with FreeBSD 6.2 I started to work > > on it more systematically and found the following (actually I was > > on the verge to switch to Linux CentOS 4.4 or OpenSUSE 10.2 with > > VMware Server running nicely, but the HD and network performance > > were disappointing): > > > > 1)**ACPI off, "Assign USB IRQ" disabled in BIOS, vmware3 started: > > vmware3 runs fine, but no USB devices. > > > > 2)**ACPI off, "Assign USB IRQ" enabled in BIOS, vmware3 started: > > system "freezes" with network connections breaking, endless > > messages > > ad2: WARNING: - SETFEATURES SET TRANSFER MODE taskqueue timeout - > completing > > request directly > > ad2: WARNING: - SETFEATURES SET TRANSFER MODE taskqueue timeout - > completing > > request directly > > ad2: WARNING: - SETFEATURES ENABLE RCACHE taskqueue timeout - completing > > request directly > > ad2: WARNING: - SETFEATURES ENABLE WCACHE taskqueue timeout - completing > > request directly > > ad2: WARNING: - SET_MULTI taskq..... > > ad2: FAILURE [or TIMEOUT] - WRITE:DMA timed out [or retrying] LBA=.... > > g_vs_done():ad2s1e[WRITE(offset=...., length=....)]error = 5 > > typing reboot will finally reboot the system after several hours, > > nothing in the logs though. > > > > 3)**ACPI off, "Assign USB IRQ" enabled in BIOS, additional PCI-VGA > > card installed, using either PCI-VGA *or* on-board VGA, vmware3 > > started: > > vmware3 runs fine, also when accessing the USB device. > > > > 4)**ACPI on, "Assign USB IRQ" enabled in BIOS, additional PCI-VGA card > > installed, using on-board VGA, vmware3 started: > > system "freezes" with messages above. > > > > So, what's the relation between the scenarios? > > Where can I tweak the system to get it stable? > > > > Since I spend already several man-days on getting VMware running > > on my machine, I would like to help further debugging by making > > additional tests, but I don't know where to start. > > > > I can live without ACPI (for the time being) -- the old system > > consumes 125W while the Pentium M machine stays at 42W with ACPI > > taking about another 8W in idle-state. > > For me it seems essential why enabling/disabling USB in the BIOS > > or adding an additional PCI-VGA card stabilizes the system and > > why the unstable system behaves the same way like with enabling > > ACPI. > > > > I put some boot_verbose-logs on http://www.robert-eckardt.de/ghost/ > > > > Regards, > > Robert > > > > -- > > Dr. Robert Eckardt --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > _______________________________________________ > > email@example.com mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- Dr. Robert Eckardt --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"