Slow boot with ata4.00: failed command: IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE in log.

Bug #892768 reported by David Beswick
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
udev (Ubuntu)
Confirmed
Medium
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Bug Description

Some time around 10.04, my boot times began to always suffer 10-20 second delays. When I can view the log while loading, a message similar to this one is posted immediately after the delay:

ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
ata4.00: failed command: IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE
ata4.00: cmd a1/00:01:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 tag 0 pio 512 in
ata4.00: status: { DRDY }
ata4: hard resetting link
ata4: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
ata4.00: configured for PIO4

Applying the fix given at this webpage solved the problem for me: http://paulphilippov.com/articles/how_to_fix_slow_boot_with_ata_errors

It'd great to get this fixed, because my boot times are between 5 and 10 seconds once I apply the above workaround.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: linux-image-3.0.0-12-generic 3.0.0-12.20
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'SB'/'HDA ATI SB at 0xfdff4000 irq 16'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC889'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0889,1458a102,00100004'
   Controls : 40
   Simple ctrls : 23
Card1.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:1 'Live'/'SB Live! Value [CT4780] (rev.10, serial:0x80221102) at 0x7f00, irq 20'
   Mixer name : 'TriTech TR28602'
   Components : 'AC97a:54524123'
   Controls : 217
   Simple ctrls : 38
Card2.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:2 'Generic'/'HD-Audio Generic at 0xfdafc000 irq 49'
   Mixer name : 'ATI R6xx HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:1002aa01,00aa0100,00100200'
   Controls : 4
   Simple ctrls : 1
Card2.Amixer.values:
 Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
   Playback channels: Mono
   Mono: Playback [on]
Card3.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:3 'UM1'/'EDIROL UM-1 at usb-0000:00:13.2-2.4, full speed'
   Mixer name : ''
   Components : 'USB0582:0009'
   Controls : 1
   Simple ctrls : 1
Card3.Amixer.values:

Date: Mon Nov 21 01:30:35 2011
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=20ce1508-81b9-4ef1-b53b-bff1b81a55e8
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate amd64 (20100928)
IwConfig:
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.
MachineType: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-890FXA-UD5
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=e71f1c5a-c18b-4c53-9d5d-49404c8f2704 ro vga=792
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-3.0.0-12-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.0.0-12-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.60
RfKill:

SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-19 (32 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 07/23/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
dmi.bios.version: F4
dmi.board.name: GA-890FXA-UD5
dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.board.version: x.x
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAwardSoftwareInternational,Inc.:bvrF4:bd07/23/2010:svnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:pnGA-890FXA-UD5:pvr:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rnGA-890FXA-UD5:rvrx.x:cvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: GA-890FXA-UD5
dmi.sys.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

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David Beswick (dlbeswick) wrote :
Brad Figg (brad-figg)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
affects: linux (Ubuntu) → udev (Ubuntu)
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David Beswick (dlbeswick) wrote :

Just popping in to say that this issue continues to affect 12.04.

Linux desktop 3.2.0-27-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 6 14:25:57 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

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David Beswick (dlbeswick) wrote :

This issue persists in quantal.

Linux 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal

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KeithG (grider-4) wrote :

persists in 13.10 saucy

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KeithG (grider-4) wrote :

this is a CD/DVD drive problem and I believe it has been fixed upstream.

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

KeithG,

> this is a CD/DVD drive problem and I believe it has been fixed upstream.

Do you have some details about this? Which upstream (systemd/linux/something else?) You mean this is faulty firmware which now has a workaround in the kernel, or similar?

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