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Old 12-20-2008, 10:26 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#469544: linux-image-2.6.22-3-amd64: ATA failed to identify

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 07:22:46PM +0000, Panquekas wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.22-3-amd64
> Version: 2.6.22-6.lenny1
> Severity: normal
>
> *** Please type your report below this line ***
> Hi,
>
> I'm constantly seeing the messages:
>
> ata1.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x3)
> ata1.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x3)
> ata1.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x3)
> ata2.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x3)
> ata2.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x3)
> ata2.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x3)
>
> Is this problem related with the controller of the HD?
> Will I have problems in future because of this or affect the
> performance in anyway? (read/write operations)

It' failing to retrieve ID data from your drive. The code contains
the following comment, which you might've hit:

|* FIXME: ATA_CMD_ID_ATA is optional for early drives and right
|* now we abort if we hit that case.

Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

Cheers,
Moritz



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