Author Topic: Blackbird: Booting from NVMe SSD sometimes disables SATA HDD and BluRay drive  (Read 139 times)

FlyingBlackbird

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Did anybody of you manage to use a NVMe SSD together with a SATA HDD (booting Linux from the SSD)?

The combination of
  • Samsung EVO Plus 970 TB NVMe SSD in the PCIe x8 slot
  • Seagate IronWolf Pro 8 TB (ST8000NE0004) SATA III HDD in SATA-2
  • Asus BW-16D1HT Retail BluRay Writer in SATA-1
  • Fedora Server 31 installed on the SSD
caused many drop-outs (= disabled) of the SATA devices (HDD and BluRay) during the boot phase of Linux.

Without an SSD I can always boot successfully Linux from the same HDD

I have also tried another PCIe to M.2 NVMe hardware with the same problems
  • RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-PCI214M2-HSL M.2 to PCIe adapter and
  • Delock M.2 PCI Express x4 card
to exclude an adapter incompatibility issue.

petitboot always recognized SATA devices until booting of Linux causes the SATA devices to be disabled.
After rebooting (without power off) petitboot then also did not show the SATA devices anymore until I power-off and restart.
"Rescan devices" in petitboot does not help...

Fedora Server 31 log with the SATA drop-outs shown in dmesg:

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[    0.990585] ata3: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0x600c100000000 port 0x600c100000200 irq 30
[    1.487812] ata3: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300)
[    1.507342] ata3.00: ATA-10: ST8000NE0004-1ZF11G, EN01, max UDMA/133
[    1.507345] ata3.00: 15628053168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 32), AA
[    6.557731] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec)
[    6.557737] ata3.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x4)
[    6.557738] ata3.00: revalidation failed (errno=-5)
[   16.557020] ata3: softreset failed (1st FIS failed)
[   26.557020] ata3: softreset failed (1st FIS failed)
[   61.556654] ata3: softreset failed (1st FIS failed)
[   61.556656] ata3: limiting SATA link speed to 3.0 Gbps
[   66.556654] ata3: softreset failed (1st FIS failed)
[   66.556656] ata3: reset failed, giving up
[   66.556658] ata3.00: disabled

[    0.990587] ata4: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0x600c100000000 port 0x600c100000280 irq 30
[    1.487797] ata4: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
[    1.491980] ata4.00: ATAPI: ASUS    BW-16D1HT, 3.10, max UDMA/133
[    1.499775] ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
[   97.577022] ata4: softreset failed (1st FIS failed)
[  107.577021] ata4: softreset failed (1st FIS failed)
[  142.576654] ata4: softreset failed (1st FIS failed)
[  147.576654] ata4: softreset failed (1st FIS failed)
[  147.576656] ata4: reset failed, giving up
[  147.576658] ata4.00: disabled

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I have not yet experienced the problem myself (though I also run NVMe SSDs in my system), but I can tell you that zdykstra and q66 in the IRC channel (#talos-workstation) have experienced similar issues.

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I have not yet experienced the problem myself (though I also run NVMe SSDs in my system)

Thanks for your feed-back :-)

Do you use the NVMe SSD together with any other SATA device (which is my constellation supposed to cause problems - in my case I suspect the optical drive)?