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Date:      Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:38:43 -0500 (EST)
Subject:   External USB drive kernel problems
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(Please reply directly to me, as I am not subscribed)

I just bought a VIA external USB enclosure with a Hitachi 200GB ATA drive
to use for disk-based backups.  I put it on my test box here, which I just
upgraded to 6.2-Prerelease.  All drivers required by the handbook for this
application are still in the kernel:

device scbus
device da
device pass
device uhci
device ohci
device usb
device umass
device ehci

However, it will not even finish booting with the USB drive plugged in.
It gets hung up on "Waiting 5 seconds for SCSI devices to settle".  If I
unplug the drive, it immediately finishes booting ok.  If I then plug it
back in, I get this:

Nov 21 12:17:23 amanda kernel: umass0: VIA Technologies Inc. USB 2.0 IDE
Bridge, rev 2.00/0.03, addr 2
Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: da0: <Hitachi HDT725032VLA V54O> Fixed
Direct Access SCSI-2 device
Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: da0: 305245MB (625142448 512 byte sectors:
255H 63S/T 38913C)
Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: umass0: Invalid CSW: tag 9 should be 10
Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Synchronize cache
failed, status == 0x10, scsi status == 0x0

Nov 21 12:24:58 amanda kernel: Opened disk da0 -> 5

If I try to then run sysinstall to run fdisk, it will not allow the fdisk
configuration to be written to it.

TIA for any advice, ideas, fixes, etc.

James Smallacombe		      PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor	

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