Subject: Re: 1.6.1 Bug
To: Richard Ibbotson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/20/2003 23:32:09
On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 01:33:38PM +0100, Richard Ibbotson wrote:
> Hi
> Just built a simple i386 machine with hardware which is nothing out of 
> the ordinary.  There isn't a load on the box.  I'm the only user on my 
> own network.  So, there shouldn't be any problems.
> After downloading pkgsrc.tar.gz from...
> I find that I get the following error message...
> pciide0:0:0 lost interrupt
> 	type: ata tc_bcount:1024 tc_skip: 0
> pciide0:0:0: bus-master DMA error: missing interrupt, status=0x20
> wd0e: DMA error writing fsbn 7198316 of 7198316-7198317 (wd0 bn 
> 8291996; cn
> 8226 tn 2 sn 62), retrying wd0: soft error (corrected)
> when I do "tar -xzvpf pkgsrc.tar.gz -C /usr"
> What happens is that the hard rive locks up solid until I so 'Ctrl-C' 
> and then after that the error message that you can see above appears 
> on the screen.   If anyone can suggest a way out of this it would help 
> :)

Did you try to not hit ^C at this point ? My guess is that the
ATA command would timeout the same way, and then the tar would continue
to go on.

About this problem, the first thing to check is the IDE cable.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference