IDE status timeout

Xupei Liang tliang at
Wed Jan 28 17:13:26 EST 2004


I have a customed board that is running Linux 2.4.19
and XFS and that has a compactFlash card. The
compactFlash card is running in true IDE mode. I ran
into the following error once in a while. It is very
difficult to reproduce.

>hda: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
>hda: no DRQ after issuing WRITE
>ide0: reset timed-out, status=0x80
>hda: status timeout: status=0x80 { Busy }
>hda: drive not ready for command
>ide0: reset timed-out, status=0x80
>end_request: I/O error, dev 03:02 (hda), sector 71472

>end_request: I/O error, dev 03:02 (hda), sector 71480

>end_request: I/O error, dev 03:02 (hda), sector 77264

>end_request: I/O error, dev 03:02 (hda), sector 77272

>end_request: I/O error, dev 03:02 (hda), sector
>I/O error in filesystem ("ide0(3,2)") meta-data dev
0x302 block 0x1c351

I read some discussions on a similar (or same?)
problem in another forum.

But my problem seems to be different because even a
soft reset can not reset the card and the problem
happens very randomly. The compactFlash card seems to
be stuck. Has anybody seen this problem before?

Thank you in advanced for your input.


Terry Liang

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