Subject: Trouble with AHA driver on Compaq ProSigma?
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From: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
Date: 12/01/1994 14:35:37
I've been having trouble with the AHA driver on the Compaq ProSigma,
and I'm wondering if anybody else has seen this. I think this is the
problem that was causing the GENERICAHA kernel to panic before, but I
wasn't able to tell then because the error scrolled by so quickly.
Thanks to Ken Hornstein, who built a GENERICAHA+DDB kernel for me
without even being asked and mailed it to me (he did ask about that
first :') I am now being dumped into DDB instead of getting a panic.
Here's what it says:
sd0(aha0:0:0): timed out
adapter not taking commands.. frozen?!
Then I get the db> prompt. If I continue, I get:
sd0(aha0:0:0): timed out AGAIN
and then I either get a bus error (I guess if the error was in swap)
or whatever I was doing continues (presumably with an I/O error).
Several people have exhorted me to turn off the cache, and after some
time on the phone with Compaq, I found out how to do this and did so.
Running with the cache disabled seems to make the problem less
frequent (and the system a *lot* slower), but doesn't make it go away
Anyway, any clues that anybody feels like offering would be welcome...
Ted Lemon Wells Fargo Bank, Information Protection Division
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