ata strangeness while doing newfs

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Thu Jun 16 00:10:59 PDT 2005

:Martin P. Hellwig wrote:
:> Hi all,
:> I wonder if somebody has some directions for me.
:> I added a 40GB hd and while doing newfs on a partition I get a couple of:
:> ad3: WRITE command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting
:> ata1: resetting devices .. done
:> and then:
:> ad3: trying fallback to PIO mode
:> ata1: resetting device .. done
:> ad3: timeout waiting for DRQ - resetting
:configure disks in PIO mode? Perhaps you have buggy chipset for DMA modes?

    Sounds like the device driver is blowing it on the DMA settings.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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