[Bug 30153] Re: [Bug 30153] Re: IBM X31 freeze under X, shortly after boot

Olivier Cortes olive at deep-ocean.net
Fri Apr 7 08:08:00 UTC 2006

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Sorry, i don't seem this can be related. I experienced *no* DMA problems
at all under ubuntu. Just a freeze which generate corrupted data.

please run smartctl tests (package "smartmontools") to see if your disk
is healthy.



Armitage a écrit :
> I seem to have similar problems. The system sometimes boots and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't, I get the following messages:
> hda: timeout waiting for dma
> hda: drive not ready for command
> hdb: timeout waiting for dma
> hdb: drive not ready for command
> If I wait for a long time it will go on booting, but it never seems to reach login, the last service it start is ssh. Solution is 'simple'. I push the on/off button for five seconds, switch the system back on, second boot always seems to be succesful. In the syslog file I see, for the first (failed) boot:
> hda: dma_intr: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> hda: DMA disabled
> The same for hdb. For the succesfull boot, I still have messages:
> Apr  7 08:26:48 localhost kernel: [4294686.931000] hda: dma_intr: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> Apr  7 08:26:48 localhost kernel: [4294707.214000] hda: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x60
> Apr  7 08:26:48 localhost kernel: [4294707.214000] hda: DMA timeout retry
> Apr  7 08:26:48 localhost kernel: [4294707.214000] hda: timeout waiting for DMA
> But once the system runs, there seem to be no more errors in the syslog file. Could be related a bad cable maybe, but under windows I have no problems (or just don't see them?), and the problems arose around the time I upgraded from Breezy to Dapper. 
> Kernel: 2.6.15-20-k7 #1 SMP PREEMPT (but problems were also there in 19,18)
> VIA KT400 chipset: P_IDE: VIA vt8235 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci0000:00:11.1

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IBM X31 freeze under X, shortly after boot

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