Re: F8 libata errors -- hardware failure or bug?

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Steve Bardsley wrote:
Greetings:

I have F8 running on new hardware, and believe the hardware to be
good.  However,
I'm receiveing ATA errors very frequently.  This is pointing to my DVD
drive, which is
the only IDE device in my system; all others ar SATA.

I know very little about libata et. al. so I'm looking for any
guidance on next troubleshooting steps.

Nov 20 10:05:19 scooter kernel: ata7.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0
Oh boy is that familiar! I just spent a week troubleshooting exactly
the same error on one of our servers. The bug report is here:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=379771

The answer (or at least workround) was to append:

libata.pata_dma=1

..to the kenerl boot line. The new ata lib seems to cause a lot of problems for a lot of people.
Hope this helps

Simon.


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