On 25/05/2005, at 2:03, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> On Tue, 24 May 2005 07:57:34 +0200, Sren Schmidt <sos@FreeBSD.org>
>> On 24/05/2005, at 7:29, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
>>> I've been corresponding with Soren about a very similar problem. My
>>> DVD writer on ata1-master is not being recognized. Instead, my
>>> CD-RW on ata1-slave is being configured as acd0. I've been doing
>>> daily upgrades (amd64), but still to no avail, and Soren seems to be
>>> stumped as well.
>> I don't think this is the same problem, yours seem to be interaction
>> between the two drives that somehow makes the probe barf...
> I've tried your suggestion, enabling/disabling each device (in the
> and rebooting. I even completely disconnected the power to the box
> for a minute, just in case something had gotten "stuck" in some weird
> state. But no matter what I do, even with the ata1-slave device
> as "Not installed" in the BIOS, it keeps getting configured as acd0.
I told you to try *physically* disconnecting each drive and boot with
that, fiddling the BIOS doesn't do anything but keep the device out
of the BIOS tables. Then boot with each device verbosely and send me
the boot logs / dmesg.
> Is there any way to gather some more verbose diagnostics, besides a
> simple "boot -v"? So far, atacontrol and pciconf haven't proved to be
> very useful at all. Are there any other tools, in the base system
> or in
> ports, that may shed some more light on what's happening here?
The tools are make, gcc etc and are in the base system :)
You need to instrument the code and figure out what's going on during
Thats why its very handy to have hands on the HW when doing debugging
of such issues.
> I think for now I may just revert to RELENG_5 and see what happens.
> The irony of the situation is that I had only just recently really
> started "getting into" using my DVD drive, and it really hurts now
> to be
> without it. :-(
> I do hope this problem will not continue to plague me through future
> FreeBSD releases. If so, that may leave me no choice but to switch to
> another OS entirely, which I would *really* hate to have to do, as
> been using FreeBSD for nine years now, and have really come to love
> Switching to a whole new OS at this point (even another BSD) would not
> only sadden me greatly, but I downright shudder at the prospect of
> having to come to grips with what I could only rightly consider an
> inferior platform, as FreeBSD is definitely the best in my book.
How should I interpret that exactly ?
If you have been using FreeBSD for 9 years you must have been
suffering a lot worse problems than this..
And BTW I don't react well to threats if that was the purpose :)
> Oh well, we'll just have to wait and see, I suppose. Things
> generally have a tendency to work themselves out eventually. I just
> wish it would be sooner rather than later. :-)