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Old 2nd May 2012, 08:47 PM
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Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

After the latest update for Fedora 16 x86_64 I had problem with my System. The log always spams with these messages

ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6
ata3.00: BMDMA stat 0x26
ata3.00: failed command: WRITE DMA EXT
ata3.00: cmd 35/00:00:00:a3:90/00:04:35:00:00/e0 tag 0 dma 524288 out
res 51/84:d1:2f:a6:90/84:00:35:00:00/e0 Emask 0x30 (host bus error)
ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata3.00: error: { ICRC ABRT }

and the system did freeze and i had to reset it. In fact my system was useless.

Did some google research

Several posts in forums said the problem was the harddrive or I should replace my sata-cables. But I coulnot believe that at all

After some searching i found this post in a UBUNTU forum
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1034762

So it seems a Kernel bug on ata acpi
I put "options libata noacpi=1" in/etc/modprobe.d/options.conf and that solved the problem. Still got the messages but the system didn't freeze anymore.


Maybe someone can explain what's happening
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Old 2nd May 2012, 10:38 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

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Old 3rd May 2012, 06:21 AM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

Would you by chance have a Samsung drive?

There are some of those drives that had firmware problems and it caused that message to crop up if smartctl tired to access the drive at the same time a write was occurring.

If you do have a Samsung drive, check to see if there is a firmware update for it.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 01:03 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

Quote:
Originally Posted by meverink View Post
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After some searching i found this post in a UBUNTU forum
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1034762

So it seems a Kernel bug on ata acpi
I put "options libata noacpi=1" in/etc/modprobe.d/options.conf and that solved the problem. Still got the messages but the system didn't freeze anymore.


Maybe someone can explain what's happening

That Ubuntu post appears to be pure voodoo, or at best refers to some ancient kernel.
"options libata noacpi=1"
tells modprobe to use the "noacpi=1" option/argument to the libata module. There are a few problems with this approach -
THERE IS NO LIBATA MODULE ! (and no alias).
THE option.conf FILE CANNOT IMPACT THE KERNEL UNTIL YOU REBUILD THE initramfs.


So your fix does absolutely nothing ! It's bogus - baloney !


There is a KERNEL option ....
libata.noacpi=1
which you can add to the 'linux' line in /etc/grub2.cfg.


There is no evidence this problem has any relationship to acpi - it might or might not be.

If the 'libata.noacpi=1" on the 'linux' line does fix the problem - then ths statement ...
Quote:
So it seems a Kernel bug on ata acpi
is wrong wrong wrong.

It means the ACPI firmware on your mobo is broken, not the kernel. You are asking the kernel to work-around errors on your mobo. A BIOS upgrade may improve that, but in practice 50% of mobos have seriously broken ACPI, and 90% can't pass a serious ACPI test (figures provided by the "stevea research institute").
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Old 3rd May 2012, 01:45 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

After one day with the libata.noacpi=1 in the options file and linux line in Grub2.conf. The system does'nt freeze as frequently as before.only approx once per hour.
The system is 3 years old and until last week I had no problem at all. After an a update the problem occured. Very annoying because I had te reboot every 5 minutes.

Under Windows 7 (dual boot) there is no (visual) problem at all.

Reading several fora I get the impression this is a big issue. It seems to be a linux kernel issue not only Fedora but also Ubuntu and other distributions addresses this problem. There are only workarounds with no real solution.

I think I am going to do a reinstall of the initial F16 without the updates. Hopefully my system will be stable again. If not ther is a problem with the hardware. If yes there is a problem with the latest kernel drivers.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 01:52 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

By default, you should have three kernels in the system available to boot into. Counting the update this morning, you should be able to simply boot into the oldest kernel in your list and test if the problem exists there.

That being said, at this point, with all the Charley Foxtrot vunderborks hitting F16 (Which really should be far more stable and less susceptible to ID-10-T updates by now. <....> ), I recommend setting the installonly limit up around nine or so kernels, and being careful about giving any updates at least two or three days to ripen before letting them install.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 02:19 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

I've got some similar ata3.00 error messages but I am fairly sure that drive is just dying.
I am actually in the middle of replacing it and have taken it out of the case and put it in a shipping box.
After that the errors do not occur any more (yet the port and cable are again occupied by another drive) so I really doubt that what you are seeing is caused by software.

Do you also have sky-rocketing S.M.A.R.T. values?
If so, just replace it, saves a lot of headaches (and bits for that matter).

Oh btw. the (S.M.A.R.T.) errors started popping up around November last year, so that is quite some updates ago.
Come to think about it, that was around the time that F16 was released

Nah, I'm sure it's just broken...

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Old 3rd May 2012, 02:30 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

Quote:
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After one day with the libata.noacpi=1 in the options file
That's NOT what you sais was in the options.conf file. Accuracy counts if you want help.

Quote:
and linux line in Grub2.conf.
So 35 minutes after I posted the libata.noacpi=1 you claim you've had it running for a day, and have characterized the fails/hour ??? I smell a heavy load of mendacity. You can't resolve a problem with described with a string of fibs and distortions.

One bork an hour is not acceptable behavior - your problem remains.

I will wager you a huge stash of money that the option.conf you described has absolutely ZERO impact on the problem wrt any recent Fedora kernel. You just following voodoo/baloney solutions from ppl who don't know.

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In any case, since you claim Win runs w/o problem, this implies it is an ATA interface configuration problem - probably not a hardware problem. It's entirely possible that some Linux kernel change has revealed an ACPI error - or alternaively has introduced a kernel error with certain specific hardware (the SATA interface chip and the drive model are relevant).

==================

PLEASE describe your hardware. I'd like to see-
The DISK make and model (post output from 'sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdXXX)
The MOBO make and model and ideally the BIOS revison, (post 'sudo dmidecode | grep -i "bios\|acpi"' output)
Precisely which ATA interface (many mobos have several) your disk is attached to.
The kernel rev where the problem exists (post 'uname -r')
lshw-gui may help in collecting this info.

If this is a laptop be sure to include the full model detail.

To the extent you can, POST the exact output, cut-n-past - not some interpretation.

I agree with Dan - try booting your older kernel an see if that helps. If so - then it means the hange was in some recent kernel change and will help me track down the problem.

---------- Post added at 09:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:26 AM ----------

Quote:
sudo smartctl -H /dev/sdXXX
is a good idea. Ditching a drive based on any other smartctl parameter is VERY questionable.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 03:19 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevea View Post
Quote:
sudo smartctl -H /dev/sdXXX
is a good idea. Ditching a drive based on any other smartctl parameter is VERY questionable.
True, same goes for the self-tests. It are just indicators that there might be something wrong. This particular drive has like I said enormous S.M.A.R.T. error rates, crashed multiple times inside VM's as well as the file system itself, yet sometimes succeeds at the self-test.

One should decide for himself what is tolerable and whether or not some value might be a false positive, but as soon as my primary disk starts spitting out S.M.A.R.T. errors I'll back it up and swap it out with a secondary one. Then we'll see how it develops over some time.

But we're deviating.
My advice: make back-ups, run S.M.A.R.T self-test and check the values (in Linux as well as in Windows).
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Old 3rd May 2012, 07:56 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

[root@FitZ ~]# hdparm -I /dev/sdc

/dev/sdc:
ATA device, with non-removable media
Model Number: SAMSUNG HD103SJ
Serial Number: S246J90Z843972
Firmware Revision: 1AJ10001
Transport: Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5, SATA Rev 2.6
Standards:
Used: unknown (minor revision code 0x0028)
Supported: 8 7 6 5
Likely used: 8
Configuration:
Logical max current
cylinders 16383 16383
heads 16 16
sectors/track 63 63
--
CHS current addressable sectors: 16514064
LBA user addressable sectors: 268435455
LBA48 user addressable sectors: 1953525168
Logical Sector size: 512 bytes
Physical Sector size: 512 bytes
device size with M = 1024*1024: 953869 MBytes
device size with M = 1000*1000: 1000204 MBytes (1000 GB)
cache/buffer size = unknown
Form Factor: 3.5 inch
Nominal Media Rotation Rate: 7200
Capabilities:
LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
Queue depth: 32
Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16 Current = 16
Advanced power management level: disabled
Recommended acoustic management value: 254, current value: 0
DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
Cycle time: no flow control=120ns IORDY flow control=120ns
Commands/features:
Enabled Supported:
SMART feature set
Security Mode feature set
* Power Management feature set
* Write cache
* Look-ahead
* Host Protected Area feature set
* WRITE_BUFFER command
* READ_BUFFER command
* NOP cmd
* DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
Advanced Power Management feature set
Power-Up In Standby feature set
* SET_FEATURES required to spinup after power up
SET_MAX security extension
Automatic Acoustic Management feature set
* 48-bit Address feature set
* Device Configuration Overlay feature set
* Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
* FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
* SMART error logging
* SMART self-test
* General Purpose Logging feature set
* 64-bit World wide name
* WRITE_UNCORRECTABLE_EXT command
* {READ,WRITE}_DMA_EXT_GPL commands
* Segmented DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
* Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
* Gen2 signaling speed (3.0Gb/s)
* Native Command Queueing (NCQ)
* Host-initiated interface power management
* Phy event counters
* NCQ priority information
DMA Setup Auto-Activate optimization
Device-initiated interface power management
* Software settings preservation
* SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set
* SCT Long Sector Access (AC1)
* SCT LBA Segment Access (AC2)
* SCT Error Recovery Control (AC3)
* SCT Features Control (AC4)
* SCT Data Tables (AC5)
Security:
Master password revision code = 65534
supported
not enabled
not locked
frozen
not expired: security count
supported: enhanced erase
148min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 148min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT.
Logical Unit WWN Device Identifier: 50024e920346eba3
NAA : 5
IEEE OUI : 0024e9
Unique ID : 20346eba3
Checksum: correct

[root@FitZ ~]# dmidecode | grep -i "bios\|acpi"
SMBIOS 2.4 present.
BIOS Information
BIOS is upgradeable
BIOS shadowing is allowed
BIOS ROM is socketed
ACPI is supported
BIOS boot specification is supported
BIOS Revision: 8.12
ACPI (ACPI supported)
BIOS Language Information

[root@FitZ ~]# uname -r
3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64

[root@FitZ ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82946GZ/PL/GL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82946GZ/PL/GL PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GTS] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter PCI-Express) (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications L1 Gigabit Ethernet (rev b0)
05:01.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
05:01.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
05:01.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 04)
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Old 3rd May 2012, 07:59 PM
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Re: Hard Drive Error : ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

*-scsi:0
physical id: 1
logical name: scsi0
capabilities: emulated
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: CDDVDW SH-S222A
vendor: TSSTcorp
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: SB02
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC WD2000JB-00G
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 08.0
serial: WD-WCAL81614209
size: 186GiB (200GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000b65d4
*-volume:0
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: 3.1
serial: 96e6-e937
size: 98MiB
capacity: 100MiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2009-09-07 07:41:52 filesystem=ntfs label=Door systeem gereserveerd state=clean
*-volume:1
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
version: 3.1
serial: c220d08c-fb03-4c48-a76b-02983f8cdf9e
size: 186GiB
capacity: 186GiB
capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2009-09-07 07:41:55 filesystem=ntfs state=clean
*-scsi:1
physical id: 2
logical name: scsi2
capabilities: emulated
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: SAMSUNG HD501LJ
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: CR10
serial: S0MUJ1DP941476
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=f9db349f
*-volume:0
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdb1
logical name: /boot
version: 1.0
serial: c218e4e7-c04b-4957-8b9f-8a7318ff88fd
size: 500MiB
capacity: 500MiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-11-11 16:41:33 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/boot modified=2012-05-03 19:30:00 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,seclabel,relatime,user_xattr,acl, barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2012-05-03 19:30:00 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Linux LVM Physical Volume partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sdb2
serial: KUZCDJ-Ghqb-Cp8u-CgN4-Fy8Y-UF7N-gDgcZI
size: 465GiB
capacity: 465GiB
capabilities: primary multi lvm2
*-scsi:2
physical id: 3
logical name: scsi3
capabilities: emulated
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: SAMSUNG HD103SJ
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@3:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: 1AJ1
serial: S246J90Z843972
size: 931GiB (1TB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=00058357
*-volume
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@3:0.1.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdc1
logical name: /home
version: 1.0
serial: 499d7b2c-9212-455c-8145-16bea1b75a65
size: 931GiB
capacity: 931GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2010-11-04 21:53:53 filesystem=ext4 label=DATA lastmountpoint=/home modified=2012-05-03 19:45:31 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,seclabel,relatime,user_xattr,acl, barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2012-05-03 19:45:31 state=mounted
*-scsi:3
physical id: 5
bus info: usb@2:1
logical name: scsi4
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk:0
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdd
configuration: sectorsize=512
*-disk:1
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.1
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.1
logical name: /dev/sde
configuration: sectorsize=512
*-disk:2
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.2
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.2
logical name: /dev/sdf
configuration: sectorsize=512
*-disk:3
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.3
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.3
logical name: /dev/sdg
configuration: sectorsize=512
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