Hi,

I have installed SLES 11 SP4 in a virtual machine hosted in an ESXi infrastructure V6.0
I get constantly messages:

kernel: [626257.478981] ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
kernel: [626267.210197] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xa1)
kernel: [626267.210215] ata3.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x4)
kernel: [626267.210223] ata3.00: revalidation failed (errno=-5)
kernel: [635010.961827] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xa0)
kernel: [635011.084782] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
kernel: [635011.084825] ata3.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 6
kernel: [635011.084828] res 51/20:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x5 (timeout)
kernel: [635011.084837] ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
kernel: [635029.898598] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xa1)
kernel: [635029.898618] ata3.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x4)
kernel: [635029.898626] ata3.00: revalidation failed (errno=-5)
kernel: [659498.937456] ata3.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xa0)
kernel: [659498.937484] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
kernel: [659498.937527] ata3.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 26
kernel: [659498.937530] res 51/20:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x5 (timeout)
kernel: [659498.937538] ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }




I have performance problems in my system and i suspect that this is due to HD issues, cause i do not have only in this machine but also on windows machines.
I cannot troubleshoot more than this my system, could you please help me?

Thanks in advance