Hi! I'm experiencing certain instabilities with the new harddisk driver included in the Oct 31 snapshot, which is AFAIK the release version. The problem normally occurs when the disk is heavily used, that is, when I open a bigger eMail-folder (OpenBSD with ~12 MB) or uncompressing a bigger tar archive or fetching mail or something like that. I can't see whether there are any error messages or if I am thrown into gdb because I normally work with X11. The actual problem is that the system just freezes. I can't do anything thereafter, moving my mouse has no effect, I can't type anything, nothing changes on the screen. I have to reset the computer to get it back working. There are often some foregoing error messages as the one you can see in my dmesg which occured when I had to fsck the last time. I don't know what exactly the cause of this problem is, please tell me what I can do to find this out. BTW, I'm quite sure it's not the harddisk because this is the second drive that shows up these problems and it worked with 2.5. Here comes the dmesg: OpenBSD 2.6 (GENERIC) #694: Sun Oct 31 21:08:41 MST 1999 deraadt_(_at_)_i386_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC cpu0: F00F bug workaround installed cpu0: Intel Pentium (P54C) ("GenuineIntel" 586-class) 150 MHz cpu0: FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8 BIOS mem = 654336 conventional, 82837504 extended real mem = 83492864 avail mem = 73527296 using 1044 buffers containing 4276224 bytes of memory mainbus0 (root) bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+(58) BIOS, date 10/02/95 bios0: diskinfo 0xe055800c cksumlen 1 memmap 0xe0558088 pciinfo 0xe055810c apminfo 0xe0558128 apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.1 apm0: AC on, no battery pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (bios) pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "SIS 85C501" rev 0x00 pcib0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "SIS 85C503 ISA" rev 0x00 pciide0 at pci0 dev 12 function 0 "CMD Technology PCI0646" rev 0x01: DMA, channel 0 configured to compatibility, channel 1 configured to compatibility wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <QUANTUM FIREBALL_TM3200A> wd0: can use 32-bit, PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 wd0: 16-sector PIO, LBA, 3067MB, 6232 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 6281856 sectors pciide0: channel 0 interrupting at irq 14 wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers) atapiscsi0 at pciide0 channel 1 scsibus0 at atapiscsi0: 2 targets "S3 ViRGE" rev 0x06 at pci0 dev 13 function 0 not configured ne3 at pci0 dev 17 function 0 "NetVin NetVin 5000" rev 0x00 irq 12 ne3: address 00:40:95:43:85:9a isa0 at pcib0 isadma0 at isa0 pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61 midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker> sysbeep0 at pcppi0 lpt1 at isa0 port 0x278/4: polled npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: using exception 16 pccom0 at isa0 port 0x3f8/8 irq 4: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo pccom1 at isa0 port 0x2f8/8 irq 3: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo vt0 at isa0 port 0x60/16 irq 1: S3 ViRGE, 80 col, color, 8 scr, mf2-kbd pms0: irq 12 already in use fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0/6 irq 6 drq 2 fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec isapnp0 at isa0 port 0x279: read port 0x203 sb1 at isapnp0 "Creative ViBRA16X PnP, CTL0043, , Audio" port 0x220/16,0x330/2,0x388/4 irq 5 drq 1,3: dsp v4.16 midi1 at sb1: <SB MPU-401 UART> audio0 at sb1 opl0 at sb1: model OPL3 midi2 at opl0: <SB Yamaha OPL3> joy0 at isapnp0 "Creative ViBRA16X PnP, CTL7005, PNPB02F, Game" port 0x201/1 biomask 4040 netmask 5040 ttymask 5042 pctr: 586-class performance counters and user-level cycle counter enabled dkcsum: wd0 matched BIOS disk 80 root on wd0a rootdev=0x0 rrootdev=0x300 rawdev=0x302 WARNING: / was not properly unmounted wd0a: DMA error reading fsbn 3533200 of 3533200-3533215 (wd0 bn 3795280; cn 3765 tn 2 sn 34), retrying wd0: soft error (corrected) OK, that's it, thanks in advance. I'm quite tired of hanging systems, and I'd hate to switch to FreeBSD because of this.
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