Re: [PARPORT] Re: 2.2.1 crash

David Campbell (
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 07:27:24 +0800

Date sent: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 19:36:49 +0000
Subject: Re: [PARPORT] Re: 2.2.1 crash
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From: Adrian Bridgett <>

> Read the "I don't read kernel list" msg so I've Cc'd these to you.
> Short story - my Zip drive has click of death (I think) so I've been
> unplugging it and experiencing a few nasties.

There are two "click of death" sounds:
a) Insert disk, two clicks and then silence (no disk spinning)
   Cause: Can not read "Z" tracks [this holds bad sector info]
   Solution: Waranty claim if possible - the drive is DEAD!

b) While accesing the disk, two clicks are heard, disk keeps spinning
   Cause: "Drive parks the heads and initalises the disk sequencer
              during error recovery routines."
   Solution: Perform a "full certification" format on the disk

> The last dmesg says this:
> parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [SPP,PS2]
> ppa: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.2.x)
> ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
> ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use PS/2
> ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using PS/2
> scsi1 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
> scsi : 2 hosts.
> Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 Rev: J.03
> Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02


> 21:08:31 ASC=15 ASCQ=94
Translation: Seek error, Timeout on acquire

> 21:08:31 Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x11
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x15 0x94 0x00

0xf0 -> LBA for last request returned
0x00 - Reserved
0x04 -> Hardware error
0x00 - LBA \
0x00 - LBA +-- First sector
0x00 - LBA |
0x00 - LBA /
0x11 -> Another 17 bytes follows
0x00 - Reserved
0x00 - Reserved
0x00 - Reserved
0x00 - Reserved
0x15 - ASC
0x94 - ASCQ
> ----------------------------------------------------------------

The other two OOPS appear to be problems somewhere in the mid-level
SCSI driver.

David Campbell
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Current project list:
a) Catch up on the ZIP Plus backlog (drive back from waranty)
b) Maintain Linux ZIP drivers (need to update docs)
c) sleep
d) real life

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