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Date:      Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:49:33 +1030 (CST)
From:      Michael Smith <msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
To:        olsenc@ichips.intel.com
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG, jhewitt@uw-isdl.ee.washington.edu, jhp@cypress.com
Subject:   Re: weird local HD errors
Message-ID:  <199601020119.LAA02683@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
In-Reply-To: <9512310541.AA28004@dtt034.intel.com> from "olsenc@ichips.intel.com" at Dec 30, 95 09:41:46 pm

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olsenc@ichips.intel.com stands accused of saying:
> 
> 
> Ok folks, these types of errors caused the eventual demise
> of our 2.0.5 installation.  I attempted a reboot when the
> machine was acting very strangely, and the partition table
> ended up getting toasted.  Here is a log showing what happened
> within 24 hours of our 2.1 install:
> 
> Dec 30 14:50:24 smokey /kernel: wd0a: wdstart: timeout waiting for DRQ writing fsbn 352784 of 352784-352799 (wd0 bn 352784; cn 349 tn 15 sn 47)wd0: status 50<seekdone> error 0

Yecch.  Do you have APM on this machine?

> Dec 30 14:50:28 smokey /kernel: wd0: interrupt timeout:
> Dec 30 14:50:28 smokey /kernel: wd0: status 50<seekdone> error 0
> Dec 30 15:02:55 smokey /kernel: stray irq 15

IRQ 15?  Do you have any hardware on IRQ15?  Is this a PCI machine?  Do
you have anything on the second IDE channel?

> What the hell is going on?  It sounds like a hardware problem, but
> we NEVER saw any strange behavior when we installed and were busy
> compiling ports on the system or beating up the network.

Sounds like hardware or config.  IRQ 15 is normally assigned to the second
IDE controller; I'd be very suspicious.

> -Clint

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