The following is a snippet from "dmesg" as of the last reboot:
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FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p3 #1: Sat Mar 20 14:53:35 EST 2004
Preloaded elf kernel "/boot/kernel/kernel" at 0xc089d000.
Preloaded elf module "/boot/kernel/vinum.ko" at 0xc089d21c.
Preloaded elf module "/boot/kernel/acpi.ko" at 0xc089d2c8.
ACPI APIC Table: <A M I OEMAPIC >
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz (2398.86-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0xf25 Stepping = 5
Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
real memory = 536018944 (511 MB)
avail memory = 511012864 (487 MB)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID: 0
cpu1 (AP): APIC ID: 1
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
atapci0: <Promise PDC20378 SATA150 controller> port 0xd880-0xd8ff,0xdfa0-0xdfaf,
0xdf00-0xdf3f mem 0xfeac0000-0xfeadffff,0xfeafe000-0xfeafefff irq 23 at device 4
.0 on pci3
ata2: at 0xfeafe000 on atapci0
ata3: at 0xfeafe000 on atapci0
ata4: at 0xfeafe000 on atapci0
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci1: <Intel ICH5 UDMA100 controller> port 0xfc00-0xfc0f,0-0x3,0-0x7,0-0x3,0-
0x7 at device 31.1 on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci1
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci1
atapci2: <Intel ICH5 SATA150 controller> port 0xef90-0xef9f,0xefa8-0xefab,0xefa0
-0xefa7,0xefac-0xefaf,0xefe0-0xefe7 irq 18 at device 31.2 on pci0
ata5: at 0xefe0 on atapci2
ata6: at 0xefa0 on atapci2
GEOM: create disk ad0 dp=0xc49d3460
ad0: 19092MB <ST320413A> [38792/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
acd0: CDRW <48X12X50 CD-RW 1.04 20021101> at ata1-master PIO4
GEOM: create disk ad4 dp=0xc49d3060
ad4: 190782MB <WDC WD2000JD-00FYB0> [387621/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA100
GEOM: create disk ad6 dp=0xc49d2760
ad6: 190782MB <WDC WD2000JD-00FYB0> [387621/16/63] at ata3-master UDMA100
em0: Link is up 100 Mbps Full Duplex
GEOM: create disk ad10 dp=0xc49d2060
ad10: 190782MB <WDC WD2000JD-00FYB0> [387621/16/63] at ata5-master UDMA100
GEOM: create disk ad12 dp=0xc49d2660
ad12: 190782MB <WDC WD2000JD-00FYB0> [387621/16/63] at ata6-master UDMA100
GEOM: create disk ar0 dp=0xc48c6de0
ar0: 381564MB <ATA RAID0 array> [48642/255/63] status: READY subdisks:
disk0 READY on ad4 at ata2-master
disk1 READY on ad6 at ata3-master
GEOM: create disk ar1 dp=0xc48c1de0
ar1: 381564MB <ATA RAID0 array> [48642/255/63] status: READY subdisks:
disk0 READY on ad10 at ata5-master
disk1 READY on ad12 at ata6-master
Note: vinum is not being used even though it's loaded.
The Promise SATA drives are configured as RAID0 through the controller and work perfectly, even dumped my entire file server (~120gb) without a problem.
The Intel SATA drives are configured as RAID0 through "atacontrol" and is unable to handle a dump of my file server OR and rsync from the local Promise RAID0 array.
All failures I experience are the same, a complete system hang with either ad10 or ad12 and a message like the following:
Instance #1 ad10: TIMEOUT_WRITE_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=191
Instance #2 ad12: TIMEOUT_WRITE_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=66491231
Once the error occurs the machine is frozen and requires a reset in person and I have also observed the IDE h/d light on the case is on solid. All attempts to disable Hyper-Threading result in the machine not shutting down properly when a reboot is performed.
The situation occurs with both a generic and custom kernel. Finally, the BIOS was updated to v1016 from ASUS prior to FreeBSD being installed.
Is there a bug report already filed for this issue or has it been corrected in a "current" release?
ps: In all my years of using FreeBSD since v2.2.7 this is the first problem I've ever encountered, yes I know v5 isn't "production quality" but its been serving me well since the v5.1 and this is the machine which will be replacing a v4.9 on Intel P2 hardware.
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