Subject: Re: Problems with wd0 on a laptop with current 19991003
To: Erik Bertelsen <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/06/1999 15:10:27
According to Erik Bertelsen:
>I have no idea whether this is a new problem, as this is my first
>attempt to control disk spin-down with NetBSD/i386 (current as of
>Thursday last week). With this machine the noise level decreases
>significantly when the disks are spun down :-)

I believe it is a new problem.  I have had more of a look and what
happens is I get

wdc0:0:0: missing interrupt
(something)cnt: 0
(another)cnt: 0
wdc0:0:0: missing untimeout

and there it hangs.  I have been spinning down my disk on the laptop
for quite a while, it worked ok with my slightly pre-1.4 kernel it stopped
when I updated on the weekend.

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia