Help with CAM status: Command Timeout



  • Can someone help me get around or fix this CAM status: Command Timeout on my PfSense box? Im trying to install on a Watchguard X700 using a CF card. I have the latest version of pfsense (as of this post). It says
    "(ada0:ata0:0:0:0) : READ_DMA. ACB: c8 00 ee 1f 77 40 00 00 00 00 01 00
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0) : CAM Status : Command timeout
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0) : Retrying Command
    ata0: DMA limited to UDMA33, controller found non-ATA66 cable"

    That message keeps repeating itself. Thanks

    CPU was upgraded to a Pentium 3 and it went from 256mb pf RAM to 1GB of RAM



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  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    I would try another CF card.



  • @Derelict:

    I would try another CF card.

    Really? That one was brand new. Plus I don't have another way to get one soon. Do you think it would work if I just re-installed pfsense on it?


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    You can try. Those look like disk errors to me.



  • Poo. What do you recommend to install it with? Ive been using Rufus but ive heard people do other things to install it on a CF card.

    Side note: Ive tried on other machines and i get more CAM errors, even with actual hard drives, leading me to believe the machine is just to old. (Drives were newer than the machine


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    That could be too. It doesn't like something.



  • @Derelict:

    That could be too. It doesn't like something.

    If it helps this is everything I get on boot:

    1  pfSense
    2  pfSense

    F6 PXE
    Boot:  1
    /boot/config: -S115200 -h
    Consoles: serial port
    BIOS drive C: is disk0
    BIOS 639kB/523264kB available memory

    FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
    (root@ce23-i386-builder, Tue Jul 19 13:40:21 CDT 2016)
    Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
    /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x121f23a data=0x8472ac+0xd9788 syms=[0x4+0xf3b40+0x4+0x16baa5]

    Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
    Booting [/boot/kernel/kernel]…
    KDB: debugger backends: ddb
    KDB: current backend: ddb
    Copyright (c) 1992-2016 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p5 #0 7307492(RELENG_2_3_2): Tue Jul 19 14:02:43 CDT 2016
        root@ce23-i386-builder:/builder/pfsense-232/tmp/obj/builder/pfsense-232/tmp/FreeBSD-src/sys/pfSense_wrap i386
    FreeBSD clang version 3.4.1 (tags/RELEASE_34/dot1-final 208032) 20140512
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU - S        1266MHz (1269.57-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin="GenuineIntel"  Id=0x6b4  Family=0x6  Model=0xb  Stepping=4
      Features=0x383f9ff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,mmx,fxsr,sse>real memory  = 536870912 (512 MB)
    avail memory = 489861120 (467 MB)
    random: <software, yarrow="">initialized
    ipw_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_ibss_fw, 0xc0814f60, 0) error 1
    ipw_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_monitor_fw, 0xc0815010, 0) error 1
    iwi_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_bss_fw, 0xc083ca00, 0) error 1
    iwi_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_ibss_fw, 0xc083cab0, 0) error 1
    iwi_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_monitor_fw, 0xc083cb60, 0) error 1
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    ipw_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_bss_fw, 0xc0814eb0, 0) error 1
    kbd0 at kbdmux0
    ACPI BIOS Error (bug): A valid RSDP was not found (20150515/tbxfroot-258)
    ACPI: Table initialisation failed: AE_NOT_FOUND
    ACPI: Try disabling either ACPI or apic support.
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    pcib0 pcibus 0 on motherboard
    pir0: <pci 11="" interrupt="" routing="" table:="" entries="">on motherboard
    $PIR: Using invalid BIOS IRQ 9 from 2.13.INTA for link 0x63
    pci0: <pci bus="">on pcib0
    agp0: <intel 82815="" (i815="" gmch)="" host="" to="" pci="" bridge="">on hostb0
    pcib1: <pci-pci bridge="">at device 1.0 on pci0
    pci1: <pci bus="">on pcib1
    pcib2: <pcibios pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 30.0 on pci0
    pci2: <pci bus="">on pcib2
    safe0 mem 0xe7bfe000-0xe7bfffff irq 3 at device 6.0 on pci2
    safe0: SafeNet SafeXcel-1141 rng des/3des aes md5 sha1 null
    re0: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xd500-0xd5ff mem 0xefefa000-0xefefa1ff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci2
    re0: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on re0
    rlphy0: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus0
    rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow
    re0: Using defaults for TSO: 65518/35/2048
    re0: Ethernet address: 00:90:7f:30:91:83
    re1: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xd600-0xd6ff mem 0xefefb000-0xefefb1ff irq 5 at device 10.0 on pci2
    re1: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re1: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus1: <mii bus="">on re1
    rlphy1: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus1
    rlphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow
    re1: Using defaults for TSO: 65518/35/2048
    re1: Ethernet address: 00:90:7f:30:91:84
    re2: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xd900-0xd9ff mem 0xefefc000-0xefefc1ff irq 11 at device 11.0 on pci2
    re2: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re2: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus2: <mii bus="">on re2
    rlphy2: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus2
    rlphy2:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow
    re2: Using defaults for TSO: 65518/35/2048
    re2: Ethernet address: 00:90:7f:30:91:85
    re3: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xda00-0xdaff mem 0xefefd000-0xefefd1ff irq 12 at device 12.0 on pci2
    re3: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re3: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus3: <mii bus="">on re3
    rlphy3: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus3
    rlphy3:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow
    re3: Using defaults for TSO: 65518/35/2048
    re3: Ethernet address: 00:90:7f:30:91:86
    re4: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xdd00-0xddff mem 0xefefe000-0xefefe1ff irq 9 at device 13.0 on pci2
    re4: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re4: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus4: <mii bus="">on re4
    rlphy4: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus4
    rlphy4:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow
    re4: Using defaults for TSO: 65518/35/2048
    re4: Ethernet address: 00:90:7f:30:91:87
    re5: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xde00-0xdeff mem 0xefeff000-0xefeff1ff irq 6 at device 14.0 on pci2
    re5: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re5: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus5: <mii bus="">on re5
    rlphy5: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus5
    rlphy5:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow
    re5: Using defaults for TSO: 65518/35/2048
    re5: Ethernet address: 00:90:7f:30:91:88
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    atapci0: <intel ich2="" udma100="" controller="">port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xff00-0xff0f at device 31.1 on pci0
    ata0: <ata channel="">at channel 0 on atapci0
    ata1: <ata channel="">at channel 1 on atapci0
    cpu0 on motherboard
    pmtimer0 on isa0
    unknown: <pnp0c01>can't assign resources (memory)
    attimer0: <at timer="">at port 0x40-0x43 irq 0 pnpid PNP0100 on isa0
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    Event timer "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
    atrtc0: <at realtime="" clock="">at port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 pnpid PNP0b00 on isa0
    Event timer "RTC" frequency 32768 Hz quality 0
    atkbdc0: <keyboard controller="" (i8042)="">at port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 pnpid PNP0303 on isa0
    atkbd0: <at keyboard="">irq 1 on atkbdc0
    kbd1 at atkbd0
    atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 pnpid PNP0501 on isa0
    uart0: console (115200,n,8,1)
    ppc0: <ecp parallel="" printer="" port="">at port 0x378-0x37f,0x778-0x77a irq 7 drq 3 pnpid PNP0401 on isa0
    ppc0: Generic chipset (ECP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
    ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/16 bytes threshold
    ppbus0: <parallel port="" bus="">on ppc0
    lpt0: <printer>on ppbus0
    lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
    ppi0: <parallel i="" o="">on ppbus0
    orm0: <isa option="" rom="">at iomem 0xe0000-0xe0fff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
    unknown: <pnp0c01>can't assign resources (memory)
    random: unblocking device.
    Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
    ata0: DMA limited to UDMA33, controller found non-ATA66 cable
    ada0 at ata0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
    ada0: <cf card="" ver7.04="">ATA-5 device
    ada0: Serial Number 5B6610FF0
    ada0: 33.300MB/s transfers (UDMA2, PIO 512bytes)
    ada0: 3811MB (7806960 512 byte sectors)
    ada0: Previously was known as ad0
    Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1269573877 Hz quality 800
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): READ_DMA. ACB: c8 00 ee 1f 77 40 00 00 00 00 01 00
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): Retrying command
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  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Not really. That hardware is getting pretty old. Replacing it with something more current (preferably 64-bit) should cost next to nothing.

    It's possible something in FreeBSD 10.3 just doesn't like it. Not a lot of testing is being done on ancient gear like that.



  • IIRC, on one of my older PCs I had to disable some ATA/DMA support in pfSense (add "set hw.ata.ata_dma=0" to /boot/loader.conf.local) to get it to work with my CF card. I think part of the problem was that I did not get a good (industrial grade?) CF card that fully supported UDMA5 or some related features.

    I think I found the info on the pfSense wiki or maybe the forums.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Good point. See if anything here matches your specific scenario:

    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Boot_Troubleshooting



  • @Nullity, I was facing the same problem, " CAM status: Command timeout" and your answer worked for me on pfsense 2.4.4 installation using a pendrive:

    I've add "set hw.ata.ata_dma=0" on boot options and install proceeded with no errors.

    Once pfsense installed, it was needed to edit the /boot/loader.conf file and add the same option so that persist it on next boot.

    Thanks.


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