Subject: Re: SCSI ASC/ASCQ question
To: Kenneth Merry <>
From: Geir Inge Jensen <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/13/1998 10:01:45
> > I got this message from my new SCSI disk: ASC 0x0c ASCQ 0x90.
> > 
> > I know that 0x0c is "Write error", but I have been unable to find out
> > what 0x90 means. Does anyone have a clue?
>      It's definitely a non-standard Additional Sense Code Qualifier.  I
> have seen stuff like that before.  I've got some Quantum Fireball ST (i.e.
> 'Stratus') drives that spit out 0x04, 0x0b when they want to be spun up.
> I guess some vendors are fond of making up their own error codes.  (And in
> this case, the error code wasn't documented anywhere.)
> > Since this is a new disk (used one week), maybe I should just return it.
>      Perhaps.  Just out of curiosity, what kind of disk is it?

Excerpt from dmesg:

sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <WDIGTL, WDE4360-1807A3, 1.80> SCSI2 0/direct
sd0: 4095MB, 5720 cyl, 8 head, 183 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 8388314 sectors

I'll guess I just return it.

- Geir Inge.