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Re: System locking: kernel-2.4.6pre3-xfs

To: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: System locking: kernel-2.4.6pre3-xfs
From: Luc Lalonde <llalonde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 11:30:23 -0400
Cc: "linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hello Simon,

I'm backing up every night to this tape drive.    The system doesn't crash
everytime I use the Tape drive...only every 10 days or so.

I've got the AIC7XXX module loaded at boot time with INITRD.   So I don't think
that this is an autoclean problem.

Cheers, Luc.


Simon Matter wrote:

> Luc Lalonde schrieb:
> >
> > Hello Seth and Simon,
> >
> > I figured I'd answer both of you at the same time.
> >
> > First off, I do get some strange errors of this type:
> >
> > fh_verify: mail/:saved permission failure, acc=1, error=13
> > svc: unknown program 100227 (me 100003)
> >
> > However, when I searched on Google this was an NFS message that was harmless
> > and could be ignored (is this right?).
>
> I get similar messages on a Mandrake 7.0 server where HP-UX and Solaris
> clients are connected. It just means someone tried to access NFS files
> with not having appropriate permissions. I think this has nothing to do
> with your crashes.
>
> >
> > I looked this morning and I see this message (dmesg):
> >
> > st0: Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes
>
> I remember to have the same on my home system which has a Sony DAT drive
> connected. I don't see this here at work since DLT seem to be different.
> I guess the st kernel module just tells you what the valid blocksizes
> are for your DAT drive.
> >
> > The crash always happens when the Amanda system is writting to tape.   Could
> > this be a hardware problem clue?
>
> What happens if you access the tape by creating a tar archive on it.
> Does
> it also crash?
>
> >
> > I haven't tried the 1.01 RPMS yet.  I'm on a SuSE7.1 system here so I 
> > compile
> > my own kernels.
>
> Hmm, I don't know how SuSE handles tape drives. In redhat the st module
> gets
> loaded at bootup when a tape device is detected. I know that sometimes
> one can get problems when you try to load the st module on demand by
> kmod.
> I strongly suggest to make sure the st module is not loaded as
> autoclean.
>
> >
> > I'm not using any kind of RAID on this system.   It's got four SCSI disks
> > connected to the onboard(Adaptec) SCSI controler and a tape (HP-DAT40)
> > connected to an Adaptec-30160 controller.
>
> Well, I love Adaptec like other companies like Microsoft, Intel... The
> cheap
> Symbios Logic SCSI have much less problems with Linux.
>
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> >
> > Seth Mos wrote:
> >
> > > At 09:20 12-7-2001 -0400, Luc Lalonde wrote:
> > > >Hello Folks,
> > > >
> > > >I'm seem to be having problems on my DELL PowerEdge 2400 running the XFS
> > > >kernels.   Every 10 days or so the systems locks and I have to reboot.
> > > >I've tried compiling the kernels with gcc-2.95.2, gcc-2.95.3, and
> > > >egcs-1.1.2 with the same results.
> > > >
> > > >I've been folllowing the XFS kernel development and have been trying
> > > >updating since 2.4.2-XFS.    I'm wondering at this point if it's not a
> > > >hardware problem.  Could it be a problem with the new Adaptec AIC-7xxxx
> > > >drivers?   How can I find out if this is the problem?   There doesn't
> > > >seem to be any indication of the source of the problem in the log files.
> > >
> > > no errors or such in dmesg after a week?
> > > Have you tried the 1.0.1 rpms yet?
> > >
> > > That's weird, are you using a raid controller in this box or software 
> > > raid?
> > >
> > > Bye
> > >
> > > --
> > > Seth
> > > Every program has two purposes one for which
> > > it was written and another for which it wasn't
> > > I use the last kind.
> >
> > --
> > Luc Lalonde, Responsable du reseau GIREF
> >
> > Telephone: (418) 656-2131 poste 6623
> > Courriel: llalonde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> --
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