Bug #795

not always reproducable installer problem

Added by dlavigne6 over 7 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

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Justin suggested I send the details to this list. dmesg from the two
affected systems follows. 1.8.x installs fine on both and ad0 is probed
correctly. 1.10.x installed on neither system last week but installs fine on
same hardware today, though ad0 probes with an error.

Dru

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Now I'm perplexed as I can't reproduce the error on the same hardware and am
trying to figure out what factor(s) caused the original failure.

Last week when I tested, both 1.10.0 and 1.10.1 started acting weird as soon as
I typed "installer" and went to the "GUI". It would hang for a minute just
before asking for the language. In the Select Disk screen, ad0 showed as
FAILURE - SET_MULTI status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> error=4<ABORTED>. (This BTW
still happens while 1.8.x on the same system correctly probes ad0.)

However, last week fdisk would fail, and always at 81% I can't remember the
exact error message, something about a wrong boundary and the error is
different than the one you get if you accidently try to fdisk acd0. This was
the error I tried reproducing last night and this morning--but now fdisk works.
Also, last week, I could not get past this error, even if I tried booting with
ACPI disabled or in safe mode--fdisk always failed at 81%. Also, if I retried
fdisk, I'd cause a kernel panic at around the 4th retry.

I thought perhaps it was because of the USB mouse (dmesg portion goes into an
endless loop when probing uhci if the mouse is plugged in) but trying with and
without the mouse didn't reproduce it.

I thought perhaps it was because Ubuntu and grub were installed on the system
previously and this confused the installer. So I reinstalled Ubuntu, then
dragonfly, but still no error.

Now I am trying to think what else I've done differently...

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System 1:

Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 The DragonFly Project.
Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
DragonFly 1.8.1-RELEASE #2: Mon Mar 26 08:03:12 PDT 2007
root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
TSC clock: 1138425673 Hz, i8254 clock: 1193162 Hz
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU 1133MHz (1138.45-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x6b1 Stepping = 1
Features=0x383f9ff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,MMX,FXSR,SSE>
real memory = 671006720 (655280K bytes)
avail memory = 639778816 (624784K bytes)
Preloaded elf kernel "/kernel" at 0xc0775000.
Preloaded elf module "/modules/acpi.ko" at 0xc07751f4.
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
pcibios: BIOS version 2.10
Using $PIR table, 9 entries at 0xc00f1400
ACPI: RSDP @ 0x0xf77e0/0x0014 (v 0 ASUS )
ACPI: RSDT @ 0x0x27fec000/0x002C (v 1 ASUS TUV4X 0x30303031 MSFT 0x31313031)
ACPI: FACP @ 0x0x27fec080/0x0074 (v 1 ASUS TUV4X 0x30303031 MSFT 0x31313031)
ACPI: DSDT @ 0x0x27fec100/0x28B6 (v 1 ASUS TUV4X 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000B)
ACPI: FACS @ 0x0x27fff000/0x0040
ACPI: BOOT @ 0x0x27fec040/0x0028 (v 1 ASUS TUV4X 0x30303031 MSFT 0x31313031)
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
Using MMX optimized bcopy/copyin/copyout
acpi0: <ASUS TUV4X> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Warning: ACPI is disabling APM's device. You can't run both
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0xe408-0xe40b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU (3 Cx states)> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
legacypci0 on motherboard
pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> on legacypci0
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <VIA 82C691 (Apollo Pro) host to PCI bridge> mem 0xfc000000-0xfdffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <VIA 82C598MVP (Apollo MVP3) PCI-PCI (AGP) bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
isab0: <VIA 82C686 PCI-ISA bridge> at device 4.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <VIA 82C686 ATA100 controller> port 0xd800-0xd80f at device 4.1 on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
uhci0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xd400-0xd41f irq 11 at device 4.2 on pci0
usb0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xd000-0xd01f irq 11 at device 4.3 on pci0
usb1: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x1274, dev=0x5880) at 8.0 irq 12
pci0: <SiS 6326 SVGA controller> at 9.0
vr0: <VIA VT6102 Rhine II 10/100BaseTX> port 0xb000-0xb0ff mem 0xfa000000-0xfa0000ff irq 10 at device 11.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on vr0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus0
ukphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
vr0: MAC address: 00:50:ba:fb:8a:05
orm0: <Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xc7fff on isa0
pmtimer0 on isa0
fdc0: cannot reserve I/O port range
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/8 bytes threshold
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
acpi_cpu: throttling enabled, 16 steps (100% to 6.2%), currently 100.0%
ad0: 9787MB <QUANTUM FIREBALLlct20 10> [19885/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
acd0: DVD-R <DVD RW DRU-820A> at ata1-master PIO4
Mounting root from cd9660:cd0c
cd0 at ata1 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
cd0: <SONY DVD RW DRU-820A 1.0a> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
cd0: 16.000MB/s transfers
cd0: cd present [2295104 x 2048 byte records]

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System 2:

Copyright (c) 1992-2007 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #63: Wed Aug 15 11:02:46 PDT 2007
root@pcbsd:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/PCBSD
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz (1495.15-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x695 Stepping = 5
Features=0xa7e9f9bf<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,TM,PBE>
Features2=0x180<EST,TM2>
real memory = 536215552 (511 MB)
avail memory = 511123456 (487 MB)
kbd1 at kbdmux0
ath_hal: 0.9.20.3 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
acpi0: <IBM TP-1R> on motherboard
acpi_ec0: <Embedded Controller: GPE 0x1c, ECDT> port 0x62,0x66 on acpi0
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x1008-0x100b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_perf0: <ACPI CPU Frequency Control> on cpu0
acpi_throttle0: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu0
acpi_lid0: <Control Method Lid Switch> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Sleep Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82855 host to AGP bridge> mem 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
uhci0: <Intel 82801DB (ICH4) USB controller USB-A> port 0x1800-0x181f irq 11 at device 29.0 on pci0
uhci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
usb0: <Intel 82801DB (ICH4) USB controller USB-A> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <Intel 82801DB (ICH4) USB controller USB-B> port 0x1820-0x183f irq 11 at device 29.1 on pci0
uhci1: [GIANT-LOCKED]
usb1: <Intel 82801DB (ICH4) USB controller USB-B> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2: <Intel 82801DB (ICH4) USB controller USB-C> port 0x1840-0x185f irq 11 at device 29.2 on pci0
uhci2: [GIANT-LOCKED]
usb2: <Intel 82801DB (ICH4) USB controller USB-C> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ehci0: <Intel 82801DB/L/M (ICH4) USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xc0000000-0xc00003ff irq 11 at device 29.7 on pci0
ehci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
usb3: EHCI version 1.0
usb3: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1 usb2
usb3: <Intel 82801DB/L/M (ICH4) USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb3: USB revision 2.0
uhub3: Intel EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub3: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
cbb0: <TI1520 PCI-CardBus Bridge> mem 0xb0000000-0xb0000fff irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci2
cardbus0: <CardBus bus> on cbb0
pccard0: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb0
cbb1: <TI1520 PCI-CardBus Bridge> mem 0xb1000000-0xb1000fff irq 11 at device 0.1 on pci2
cardbus1: <CardBus bus> on cbb1
pccard1: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb1
fxp0: <Intel 82801DB (ICH4) Pro/100 VE Ethernet> port 0x8000-0x803f mem 0xc0200000-0xc0200fff irq 11 at device 8.0 on pci2
miibus0: <MII bus> on fxp0
inphy0: <i82562ET 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
inphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fxp0: Ethernet address: 00:0d:60:5d:00:5c
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel ICH4 UDMA100 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0x1860-0x186f at device 31.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 31.5 (no driver attached)
pci0: <simple comms, generic modem> at device 31.6 (no driver attached)
acpi_tz0: <Thermal Zone> on acpi0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> flags 0x1000 irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0
fdc0: <floppy drive controller (FDE)> port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
fdc0: [FAST]
sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio0: port may not be enabled
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0
sio0: type 8250 or not responding
ppc0: <Standard parallel printer port> port 0x3bc-0x3be irq 7 on acpi0
ppc0: Generic chipset (NIBBLE-only) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
battery0: <ACPI Control Method Battery> on acpi0
acpi_acad0: <AC Adapter> on acpi0
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xcffff,0xd0000-0xd0fff,0xd1000-0xd1fff,0xdc000-0xdffff,0xe0000-0xeffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1495154408 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
ad0: 34750MB <HITACHI DK23EB-40B 00K0A0B4> at ata0-master UDMA100
acd0: CDRW <UJDA745 DVD/CDRW/1.03> at ata1-master UDMA33
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
acd0: FAILURE - INQUIRY ILLEGAL REQUEST asc=0x24 ascq=0x00 sks=0x40 0x00 0x01
cd0 at ata1 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
cd0: <MATSHITA UJDA745 DVD/CDRW 1.03> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
cd0: 33.000MB/s transfers
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present - tray closed
pcm0: <Intel ICH4 (82801DB)> port 0x1c00-0x1cff,0x18c0-0x18ff mem 0xc0000c00-0xc0000dff,0xc0000800-0xc00008ff irq 11 at device 31.5 on pci0
pcm0: <Analog Devices AD1981B AC97 Codec>
drm0: <ATI Radeon LW RV200 Mobility 7500 M7> port 0x3000-0x30ff mem 0xe0000000-0xe7ffffff,0xc0100000-0xc010ffff irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci1
info: [drm] AGP at 0xd0000000 256MB
info: [drm] Initialized radeon 1.25.0 20060524
info: [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
info: [drm] writeback test succeeded in 1 usecs

History

#1 Updated by dillon over 7 years ago

:Justin suggested I send the details to this list. dmesg from the two
:affected systems follows. 1.8.x installs fine on both and ad0 is probed
:correctly. 1.10.x installed on neither system last week but installs fine on
:same hardware today, though ad0 probes with an error.
:
:Dru
:
:---
:
:Now I'm perplexed as I can't reproduce the error on the same hardware and am
:trying to figure out what factor(s) caused the original failure.
:
:Last week when I tested, both 1.10.0 and 1.10.1 started acting weird as soon as
:I typed "installer" and went to the "GUI". It would hang for a minute just
:before asking for the language. In the Select Disk screen, ad0 showed as
:FAILURE - SET_MULTI status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> error=4<ABORTED>. (This BTW
:still happens while 1.8.x on the same system correctly probes ad0.)
:
:However, last week fdisk would fail, and always at 81% I can't remember the
:exact error message, something about a wrong boundary and the error is
:different than the one you get if you accidently try to fdisk acd0. This was
:the error I tried reproducing last night and this morning--but now fdisk works.
:Also, last week, I could not get past this error, even if I tried booting with
:ACPI disabled or in safe mode--fdisk always failed at 81%. Also, if I retried
:fdisk, I'd cause a kernel panic at around the 4th retry.
:
:...
:
:I thought perhaps it was because Ubuntu and grub were installed on the system
:previously and this confused the installer. So I reinstalled Ubuntu, then
:dragonfly, but still no error.
:
:Now I am trying to think what else I've done differently...

There are several possibilities. It could be a driver issue (1.8 used
the original ATA driver while 1.10.x uses NATA), but driver issues
usually have more consistent failures.

It could also be cabling or heat related. I noticed that the driver
connected to the drive at UDMA100. Is this an old machine? Is it a
laptop or desk top?

Getting stuck for long periods of time between menus sounds like it
is having problems accessing the CD, but that would make it more likely
to be a driver issue since the two are on separate cables.

You might be getting some meaningful messages on the error console,
which you can flip to from the installer using ALT-F1, ALT-F2, ALT-F3,
etc. Errors are logged to one of those (I forget which).

-Matt

#2 Updated by dlavigne6 over 7 years ago

On Tue, 28 Aug 2007, Matthew Dillon wrote:

Could possibly be heat... System 1 is an older desktop. System2 is a
newer laptop which I usually leave plugged in and on 24/7.

System 1 was cool when I tested last night/this morning; I didn't retry
on system2 as I had just reinstalled it. I'll try leaving system1 on for a
while then check if the error is reproducable.

Thanks for the prompt reply,

Dru

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