Subject: Weird hard drive behaviors.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 07/10/2003 21:24:34
So, I have an IDE<->firewire drive bay.
One of my drives doesn't work reliably in it; symptoms are that I get the
Jul 10 21:17:41 vash /netbsd: fwohci_buf_input: malformed input 2: 16
(the last two numbers vary; it can be input 1, 2, or 3, and it's either 8 or
After this, the drive is dead dead dead. I can't talk to it in any way; any
process trying to interact with it goes into disk wait. Unplugging it
permanently hangs the system. And yet, I can ^C out of programs connected
to it - leaving them *still* in disk wait. I've never seen that happen
This is, of course, very frustrating when trying to copy files from an old
disk to a new one.
Curiously, if I put this disk in the machine, I can read it just fine, and
copy to the other disk - only this disk isn't bootable anymore! Argh.