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ide driver loses flash

Not sure what kind of flash device you have (built-in/sata/usb, etc).

Try the following commands to see if SMART works on the device and is
detecting anything.  Look at man page and fiddle with '-d' option if
ata doesn't work:
smartctl -d ata -H /dev/hda
smartctl -d ata -a /dev/hda


Daniel Hedlund
daniel-fKF+LmlhkCtg9hUCZPvPmw at

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 18:18, R. Luoma <nobluspam5476-MTb9uo0rH9eJIAd+swBSYQ at> wrote:
> I have a system that runs off a RAM "disk" that occasionally
> mounts a flash drive for reading and writing
> and, when finished, unmounts the flash.
> Every so often, the flash drive seems to disappear
> and I cannot remount the flash partitions.
> dmesg gives messages like:
>> hda: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
>> hda: no DRQ after issuing WRITE
>> ide0: reset: master: error (0x00?)
>> hda: status error: status=0x08 { DataRequest }
>> hda: drive not ready for command
>> hda: status error: status=0x00 { }
> I can reboot the system and then access the flash again,
> but rebooting is a rather drastic option for several reasons.
> Can anyone suggests what might be going wrong
> and how to fix it?
> Thanks,
> --
> R. Luoma

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