Bug 440408 - ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-04-03 09:08 EDT by Rick Richardson
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:45 EST (History)
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/var/log/dmesg (24.62 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-03 22:17 EDT, Rick Richardson
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dmesg generated from Dell E520, BIOS 2.4.0, kernel (34.22 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-09 02:55 EDT, Marc Wilson
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Description Rick Richardson 2008-04-03 09:08:26 EDT
Booting vmlinuz-, it gets stuck on:

ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen

over and over.  I can't boot.

However, vmlinuz- boots nicely.  No problems booting!

This is on a Dell Inspiron 530s (bought last XMAS for $300).
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-04-03 22:01:31 EDT
The ICH9R SATA RAID controller might be configurable several different ways in
the BIOS setup. Can it be set to AHCI if it is not already set that way?

Can you attach the file /var/log/dmesg after booting the latest working kernel?
Comment 2 Rick Richardson 2008-04-03 22:15:43 EDT
I can only set the controller to "IDE" (the default for the Dell) or "RAID" in
the BIOS.  No "AHCI".  Attaching the dmesg.

Comment 3 Rick Richardson 2008-04-03 22:17:45 EDT
Created attachment 300377 [details]
Comment 4 Marc Wilson 2008-04-09 02:55:23 EDT
Created attachment 301755 [details]
dmesg generated from Dell E520, BIOS 2.4.0, kernel
Comment 5 Marc Wilson 2008-04-09 02:56:39 EDT
I also have a Dell, an E520.  While I don't have any particular problem booting,
the version of K3B currently in F8 (1.0.4-5) gives the kernel (
*fits* when it tries to detect the burners:

Apr  8 21:17:15 dell kernel: ata2.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0
action 0x2 frozen

It bangs on ata2 until it gets disabled:

Apr  8 21:18:51 dell kernel: ata2.00: disabled

Then it moves on to ata6:

Apr  8 21:38:11 dell kernel: ata6.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0
action 0x2 frozen

With ultimately the same result:

Apr  8 21:39:46 dell kernel: ata6.00: disabled

Downgrading to F7's K3B (1.0-1) makes things quieter, but it eventually screws
up again.

I haven't tried to actually *burn* anything with it... I can't get that far
because the ports keep getting disabled.

dmesg is attached (before my comments, sorry about that, new to bugzilla).
Comment 6 Marc Wilson 2008-04-16 09:18:34 EDT
I may not be able to burn using K3B, but burning with Nautilus works just fine
(it's using growisofs at the moment).

For what it's worth, anyway...
Comment 7 Joe Ogulin 2008-07-22 22:28:45 EDT
I get the same error messages.

Here's what I know is needed to reproduce them:

1) module pata_amd
2) running haldaemon

Somehow, between the two of them, it causes the DVD drive to spew these error
messages.  If I shut down the haldaemon, eventually it gets to a point where the
kernel says nobody's using pata_amd... I then modprobe -r pata_amd, modprobe
pata_amd, and I can access the drive just fine... but if I restart haldaemon, *zap*

Currently running kernel on an i686 with KDE as the desktop.
Comment 8 Chuck Ebbert 2008-07-29 00:01:29 EDT
Try running the command 'hal-disable-polling'
Comment 9 Joe Ogulin 2008-07-29 00:51:12 EDT
Yes, that disables the error messages... but it doesn't necessarily resolve the
underlying issue.

I should mention that I'm running on a Core 2 Duo as well.
Comment 10 Joe Ogulin 2008-11-26 00:45:01 EST
Has this been fixed in Fedora 10?

I haven't tried Fedora 9... would prefer to go directly to 10.
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Comment 12 Joe Ogulin 2008-11-28 20:39:28 EST
See Bug 465838.  This appears to be the same thing.
Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:45:50 EST
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