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Date:      Thu, 16 Sep 2004 14:16:50 -0700
From:      Julian Elischer <>
To:        Daniel Eriksson <>
Cc:        'Ariff Abdullah' <>
Subject:   Re: ad0: TIMEOUT - READ_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=207594611
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Daniel Eriksson wrote:

>Ariff Abdullah wrote:
>>One more thing to consider, the default scheduler. I found that those
>>errors occured with SCHED_4BSD (PREEMPTION or NOT), while SCHED_ULE
>>(of course without PREEMPTION, or *else*), nothing such that.
>I am using SCHED_4BSD without PREEMPTION. Given the recent stability
>problems with ULE I haven't even toyed with the idea of trying it since the
>machine in question is a production machine.
>I'm curious if this problem is in any way related to my other problem: I
>cannot use ataraid and gstripe at the same time. If I start gstripe I get an
>interrupt storm followed by timeouts that tears down the ataraid arrays.
>Next time I feel lucky I'll try gstripe again (Pawel Jakub Dawidek told me
>how to get some more debugging output from it). Only reason I haven't done
>it yet is because the machine has been very nice and stable for the last two
>Which reminds me: there was an interrupt storm preceeding the messages I
>got. I missed copying that line in my original "me-too" message:
>Interrupt storm detected on "irq9: acpi0"; throttling interrupt source
>ad0: TIMEOUT - READ_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=75822564
>ad0: WARNING - READ_DMA no interrupt but good status

I have a suspicion that some of my attempts to stabilse preemption in 
4bsd may have a hand in this..

I'm looking at some traces now that may be relevent..
you might try ULE now too as some fixes went in that may have influenced 

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