Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245426
"ata6: soft resetting port" errors occurring frequently
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:41:50 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm running F7 with all the latest updates and am seeing these errors in
/var/log/messages several times an hour:
Jun 18 22:39:01 host kernel: ata6.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0
action 0x2 frozen
Jun 18 22:39:01 host kernel: ata6.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:00:20/00:00:00:00:00/a0
tag 0 cdb 0x0 data 0
Jun 18 22:39:01 host kernel: res 40/00:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0
Emask 0x4 (timeout)
Jun 18 22:39:01 host kernel: ata6: soft resetting port
Jun 18 22:39:01 host kernel: ata6.00: configured for PIO0
Jun 18 22:39:01 host kernel: ata6: EH complete
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Just boot the machine and login
/var/log/messages starts filling up with the messages noted above.
Created attachment 157672 [details]
lspci -vvxxx output
Created attachment 157673 [details]
Created attachment 157702 [details]
the error no show with a disc on the drive after a reboot
Comment on attachment 157702 [details]
the error happen on i386 too running FC7
Created attachment 157809 [details]
dmesg output right after boot & login
Since my last dmesg output (attachment 157673 [details]) only had the error message in
it, I figured a clean dmesg would be helpful in seeing the hardware involved.
I'm reviewing this bug 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 and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
Created attachment 253771 [details]
lspci -vvxxx dump file
My logs are also filling up similar errors (see below)
since I installed (clean) Fedora 7.
x86_64 (Opteron 185) Fedora 7 (188.8.131.52-21.fc7 #1 SMP) Asus A8V-Deluxe
lspci.txt is attached. Will attach dmsg as soon as I reboot.
Every 10 or 30 seconds I get this error repeated twice:
Nov 9 15:43:26 Leo2 kernel: ata7.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0
action 0x2 frozen
Nov 9 15:43:26 Leo2 kernel: ata7.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:00:20/00:00:00:00:00/a0
tag 0 cdb 0x1e data 0
Nov 9 15:43:26 Leo2 kernel: res 40/00:03:00:00:20/00:00:00:00:00/a0
Emask 0x4 (timeout)
Nov 9 15:43:26 Leo2 kernel: ata7: soft resetting port
Nov 9 15:43:26 Leo2 kernel: ata7.00: configured for PIO0
Nov 9 15:43:26 Leo2 kernel: ata7: EH complete
Every 5 minutes and 6 seconds I get this:
Nov 9 15:33:34 Leo2 kernel: sr 6:0:0:0: ioctl_internal_command return code =
Nov 9 15:33:34 Leo2 kernel: : Sense Key : Aborted Command [current] [descriptor]
Nov 9 15:33:34 Leo2 kernel: : Add. Sense: No additional sense information
Followed by this, 1 minute and 3 seconds later:
Nov 9 15:37:38 Leo2 kernel: sr0: CDROM (ioctl) error, command: Test Unit Ready
00 00 00 00 00 00
Nov 9 15:37:38 Leo2 kernel: sr: Sense Key : Aborted Command [current] [descriptor]
Nov 9 15:37:38 Leo2 kernel: sr: Add. Sense: No additional sense information
If I had to speculate, I'd say the problem is in libata.
GParted, fdisk and Device Manager do not see my two 160Gb PATA (Maxtor 6y160P0)
drives. Device Manger does see the CDROM/DVD drive.
I can test on the following (installed) kernels on request.
If you can test with the latest kernel it would be appreciated. Just out of
interest are you using 40-wire or 80-wire cables?
I've upgraded to fc8 and am no longer seeing this problem.
(In reply to comment #11)
> If you can test with the latest kernel it would be appreciated. Just out of
> interest are you using 40-wire or 80-wire cables?
I am currently running 184.108.40.206-34.fc7 (x86_64 Opteron 185 dual-core)
I am using an 80-pin cable on an Lite-On DVDRW SOHW-1633S.
It is the only device on the channel.
I still have the same errors flooding the log.
It might be worth checking if this is an issue with Lite-On.
Thanks for the update. Re-assigning to the relevant maintainer...
Created attachment 296735 [details]
I'm experiencing the same issue... On Fedora 8, running kernel:
220.127.116.11-137.fc8 #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 17:03:13 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I've attached my lspci -vvxxx to this.
Created attachment 296759 [details]
Created attachment 296760 [details]
/var/log/messages file with Emask errors
Just a "Me too" though in my case the error results in hard resets and the SATA
drives (2x WD2500KS-00MJB0) just get "renoved" from the system.
I appear to have a repro test case in that this seems to happen when I rsync
data to/from either drive to my XP PC so wondering if theres any debug I can
enable that might shed light on this ? I'd be willing to try custom kernels or
drivers and have a programming background though never anything as complex as
This particular box has had clean installs of FC5, FC6 and now FC7 (different
system HD's each time) and I've experienced these "Emask" resets on all
releases, on both SATA drives, with 2 different PCI SATA controller cards,
(Promise TX2 and Syba SD-SATA150 RT) and 2 different power supplies. See
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=247296 for my previous go at
reporting the issue I see.
These are all different hardware and different but similar looking problems.
Please file individual bugs for them rather than adding to this one (ditto
anyone reading it and seeing something looking the same - if it is the same we
can merge bugs, we can't easily split them back up)
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