Kernel TIMEOUT



  • pfsense at another location was update to 1.2.3-RC2
    built on Sat Jul 18 19:19:52 EDT 2009 FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p2 i386 and now they are seeing this error
    in the system logs

    Jul 21 17:40:05 dnsmasq[719]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: g_vfs_done():ad0s1a[WRITE(offset=36804395008, length=16384)]error = 5
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: g_vfs_done():ad0s1a[WRITE(offset=35070132224, length=16384)]error = 5
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: ad0: error issuing WRITE_DMA command
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: ad0: timeout waiting to issue command
    Jul 21 17:25:05 kernel: ad0: error issuing WRITE_DMA command
    Jul 21 17:25:05 kernel: ad0: timeout waiting to issue command

    Jul 21 18:11:55 dnsmasq[719]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Jul 21 18:01:09 kernel: ad0: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=68508367
    Jul 21 17:42:25 dnsmasq[719]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Jul 21 17:40:05 dnsmasq[719]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: g_vfs_done():ad0s1a[WRITE(offset=36804395008, length=16384)]error = 5
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: g_vfs_done():ad0s1a[WRITE(offset=35070132224, length=16384)]error = 5
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: ad0: error issuing WRITE_DMA command
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: ad0: timeout waiting to issue command
    Jul 21 17:25:05 kernel: ad0: error issuing WRITE_DMA command
    Jul 21 17:25:05 kernel: ad0: timeout waiting to issue command

    Jul 21 18:01:09 kernel: ad0: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=68508367
    Jul 21 17:42:25 dnsmasq[719]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Jul 21 17:40:05 dnsmasq[719]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: g_vfs_done():ad0s1a[WRITE(offset=36804395008, length=16384)]error = 5
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: g_vfs_done():ad0s1a[WRITE(offset=35070132224, length=16384)]error = 5
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: ad0: error issuing WRITE_DMA command
    Jul 21 17:25:06 kernel: ad0: timeout waiting to issue command
    Jul 21 17:25:05 kernel: ad0: error issuing WRITE_DMA command
    Jul 21 17:25:05 kernel: ad0: timeout waiting to issue command



  • I'd be very surprised if an update really made your hard drive fail. What's the hardware?



  • sorry its a 250 ide by WD

    and a 80 gig wd



  • This is your hard drive starting to get flaky.  As was pointed out, this is coincidental to your upgrade.



  • @submicron:

    This is your hard drive starting to get flaky.  As was pointed out, this is coincidental to your upgrade.

    It may be you're only noticing it because of the upgrade. I upgraded my setup at home to 1.2.3-RC1 and when it didn't come back up that's what led me to find out that my hard drive had failed. If I had rebooted for another reason, I probably would have found out just the same.



  • There is a tool in the Hiren's BootCD that will attempt to fix your dying HDDs.



  • Speaking from experience, you might want to use seagate or samsung drives instead of WD.


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