Subject: Re: netbsd-2 system crash - wdc?
To:, Jeff Rizzo <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/26/2005 21:57:19
On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 06:11:20PM +0200, Jukka Salmi wrote:
> Jeff Rizzo --> netbsd-users (2005-08-26 08:11:18 -0700):
> > Is this netbsd-2-1_RC1 ?  There were a few wdc patches in the last week.
> > (I know you said it's up-to-date, but I thought I'd check)
> No, but almost. It's missing the most recent changes to
> 	src/doc/CHANGES-2.1
> 	src/gnu/usr.bin/groff/tmac/mdoc.local
> 	src/share/tmac/doc-common
> 	src/sys/sys/param.h
> 	src/gnu/dist/cvs/src/
> i.e. the problem I reported is in RC1 as well...

It's not new, I think. It's a race condition which is just not very likely to
happen. Did you use something like atactl or smartmontools, or burning
a CD (i.e. something that would have sent a ATAIOCCOMMAND ioctl) when this
happened ?

I think I know how to fix it but I don't have time to look at this
right now. Please send-pr, and I'll try to have a look on monday.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference