Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241534
System hangs, ata_piix and libata related (continuous port soft reset)
Last modified: 2008-02-07 23:27:33 EST
Description of problem:
My system is an ACER Aspire 9424WSMi, equipped with a Intel ICH "IDE" mode
controller, a SATA HD and a PATA DVDRW.
I boot with "combined_mode=libata" parameter. Booting without it make system
respond so slow that almost 30 minutes are needed just to boot up.
When accessing disk (a.k.a. using the laptop to do anything useful) the system
repeatedly hangs for 30 seconds and then restart.
Having a CD inside the DVDRW _seems_ to make it happen pretty less.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora core 6.
Install a Fedora Core 6 on an Aspire 9424WSMi, boot with "combined_mode=libata"
and do anything with your laptop.
Here it is the same problem happening on Ubuntu:
Created attachment 155521 [details]
Created attachment 155522 [details]
lspci -vvvv output
System should have a setting for enhanced mode (AHCI). If possible, try that.
Already looked for that.
There ain't any options regarding AHCI. In fact, there ain't any options
regarding anything apart the strictly necessary like the boot order and the time
It's a good BIOS, uh? :-(
combined_mode=ide should be used, AFAICT
Looks like it's not setting the max speed properly with the ata driver.
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)
I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer
Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.
Thanks for using Fedora!
Per the previous comment in this bug, I am closing it as INSUFFICIENT_DATA,
since no information has been lodged for over 30 days.
Please re-open this bug or file a new one if you can provide the requested data,
and thanks for filing the original report!