Decision time.... should NATA become the default for this release?

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at
Fri Jun 1 09:09:42 PDT 2007

On 6/1/07, Matthew Dillon <dillon at> wrote:
    We need to make a decision on the next release as to whether NATA
    should become the default.  I would really like to make it the default,
    but to do so we need some assurance that it won't break things that
    currently work.
    So I'm asking all developers running HEAD who have not already started
    using the NATA driver to start using it instead of the ATA driver.
    Lets give it a good whack!
I have installed NATA kernel, my laptop does not work with it.  Rest
of my boxes work fine, i.e. copy large files, compile LINT ...
I got follow messages when booting NATA kernel on my laptop:

Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s3a
pid 2 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11
Jun  2 06:15:26 init: /bin/sh on /etc/rc terminated abnormally, going yo single
user mode
Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:
pid 3 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11
Jun  2 06:15:38 init: single user shell terminated, restarting
Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:
I am quite sure the kernel source code include your latest NATA commits.

For old ATA kernel:
# dmesg | grep ata
atapci0: <Intel ICH3 ATA100 controller> port
0xbfa0-0xbfaf,0x374-0x377,0x170-0x177,0x3f4-0x3f7,0x1f0-0x1f7 at
device 31.1 on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ad0: 76319MB <Hitachi HTS541280H9AT00> [155061/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
Best Regards,
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