Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#15 closed defect (fixed)

AHCI - loops eComStation Boot on Virtual Box.

Reported by: martini Owned by: rousseau
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: driver Version: 1.25
Keywords: Cc: yoda, martin@…

Description

Using eComStation 2.1
AHCI v1.22
Running it as host on Windows 7 x64 on VirtualBox? 4.1.10

If I switch from the IDE controller to the SATA controller the same boot virtual HDD, eComStation reboots in a loop when loading the desktop.

You can see the video here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI2_UQIfVwk

If I switch the virtual HDD back to IDE, everything goes back to normal.

Secondary disk and DVD-ROM works/boots fine with SATA. But it is not as reliable as IDE. Secondary HDD breaks connection and hang system.

Attachments (1)

os2ahci.testbuild (56.7 KB) - added by rousseau 6 years ago.
OS2AHCI unofficial build -- please do not distribute

Download all attachments as: .zip

Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by yoda

  • Cc yoda added
  • Version set to 1.25

I see the same behavior here.
Copying many files to an AHCI drive,
or running SysBench? on AHCI drive, will
make it reset Vbox.

I tried formatting the AHCI drive as either JFS or HPFS.

The reset actually only happens with JFS - with HPFS it
run the full copy process (20GB data), and ran all of
SysBenchs? file I/O tests.

The Disc I/O test is slow for AHCI - IDE is twice as fast
in Vbox

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 6 years ago by rousseau

Replying to martini:

Using eComStation 2.1
AHCI v1.22
Running it as host on Windows 7 x64 on VirtualBox? 4.1.10

If I switch from the IDE controller to the SATA controller the same boot virtual HDD, eComStation reboots in a loop when loading the desktop.

You can see the video here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI2_UQIfVwk

If I switch the virtual HDD back to IDE, everything goes back to normal.

Secondary disk and DVD-ROM works/boots fine with SATA. But it is not as reliable as IDE. Secondary HDD breaks connection and hang system.

Could you please test with the /n switch on os2ahci.add ?

comment:3 follow-up: Changed 6 years ago by yoda

I tried the /n switch.

It still resets the guest, when running Sysbench on an AHCI attached disk.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 ; follow-up: Changed 6 years ago by rousseau

Replying to yoda:

I tried the /n switch.

It still resets the guest, when running Sysbench on an AHCI attached disk.

Please remove the /n switch from OS2AHCI.ADD.
Then put a rem in front of ACPI.PSD and reboot.
OS2AHCI.ADD will load slower now, but it will load.
If you now get a trap8 instead of a reset, I know enough.
If the reset is still there we need to create a logfile from OS2AHCI
to see what happens.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 6 years ago by rousseau

Replying to rousseau:

Replying to yoda:

I tried the /n switch.

It still resets the guest, when running Sysbench on an AHCI attached disk.

Please remove the /n switch from OS2AHCI.ADD.
Then put a rem in front of ACPI.PSD and reboot.
OS2AHCI.ADD will load slower now, but it will load.
If you now get a trap8 instead of a reset, I know enough.
If the reset is still there we need to create a logfile from OS2AHCI
to see what happens.

Forget the above and please try the test-build I attach.
(rename os2ahci.testbuild to os2ahci.add)

This is a TEST-BUILD only for the purpose of solving this issue.
It may not be distributed and I will remove it after getting feedback.
(test-builds are not to be meant floating around)

Please let me know if this test-build solves the reset problem.
If not, we have to do the OS2AHCI-log.

This test-build may kill all bits on the system, fry the cpu and erase
the bios, so don't use it on real hardware. (Only in VBox)
:-)

Changed 6 years ago by rousseau

OS2AHCI unofficial build -- please do not distribute

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by yoda

The test-build seems a lot more stable for me. No resets at all;
but of a lot of test it once froze the guest. Can't be sure though,
that it was because of that driver.

Let's see what Martini says about it.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by martini

Hi.

I tried today the "OS2AHCI unofficial build". I changed my VM to SATA added the first HDD iamge, second HDD and empty CD Drive.

The system boot without problems, and the second HDD seems to be reliable.
I will keep testing and let you know if I have any problem.

Thanks for looking into this problems.

Regards
Martin

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by martini

  • Cc martin@… added

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by rousseau

  • Owner changed from somebody to rousseau
  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:10 Changed 6 years ago by rousseau

I assume this issue is solved so I close this ticket.
Thanks for the feedback everybody.

Regards,

Ben.

comment:11 Changed 6 years ago by rousseau

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed
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