>>>>> "Bret" == Bret Hughes <bhughes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Bret> but the system hung right after the compaq smart 2
Bret> initialization and gave the message checking partitions: and a
Bret> reference to using ida/c0d0
I've had several hangs at that exact spot with Smart RAIDs.
In two of the cases it was bad hardware (bad DIMM and bad CPU
respectively). Moved the bad DIMM to an identical box, and that would
freeze too during Smart RAID init.
And I've gotten into situations where all the Compaq BIOS/RAID/config
goo would enter an inconsistent state. Windows would boot fine, but
Linux would lock up at every attempt to grok the Smart RAID
I solved that by booting the SmartStart CD and do a factory init of
Bret> Are ther issues with the Compaq smart-2 raid controllers and
I'm going all my development on a box with a Compaq Smart-2. So
XFS-specific issues, no.
Martin K. Petersen, Principal Linux Consultant, Linuxcare, Inc.
SGI XFS for Linux Developer, http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/