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Re: kern/24094 (pciide broken on Compaq Armada 1110)

The following reply was made to PR kern/24094; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Sascha Wilde <>
To: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/24094 (pciide broken on Compaq Armada 1110)
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:53:54 +0100

 David Holland <> wrote:
 > On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 08:30:03PM +0000, Sascha Wilde wrote:
 >  >  sascha, facing the tedious task of reinstalling the prehistoric
 >  >  monster -- wondering if any more recent version of netbsd than 1.6 might
 >  >  be appropriate...
 > There's a distinct possibility that you might be able to just rewrite
 > the partition table/disklabel, fsck using an alternate superblock, and
 > then patch up whatever else got trashed, depending on just how far it
 > went.
 Hmm, I did try simply to fsck (booting into single user with the "good"
 kernel was still possible this time after 3 or 4 "lost interrupt"
 iterations with the pci enabled kernel), but the kernel reports
 something like:
 wd0a: error reading fsbn 816 of 816-831 (wd0 bn 879; cn 0 tn 13 sn 60), 
 wd0: (uncorrectable data error)
 [repeated n times]
 for many blocks, making fsck fail in many ways and resulting in
 countless corrupted or removed files -- the fsck is still running while
 I'm writing this message, but I doubt very much that it will result in
 any kind of usable system...  ;-/
 > I wouldn't think it would have got much further than attempting to
 > read the partition table and disklabel,
 Funny (?!) enough, it did.
 > and it's unreasonable for it to have trashed anything it didn't try
 > reading. Then again, it's unreasonable for this to happen at all, so
 > who knows... :-/
 Its a shame that I cant post logs of the failed boot attempt -- maybe I
 should have used a digicam to make a "screen shot" (the good ideas
 always come to late) but its to late now...
 Sascha Wilde
 "C++ : an octopus made by nailing extra legs onto a dog"

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