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Re: System locking: kernel-2.4.6pre3-xfs

To: Luc Lalonde <llalonde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: System locking: kernel-2.4.6pre3-xfs
From: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 15:44:36 +0200
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Luc Lalonde schrieb:
> 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.

How is your Server configured? Do you have aacraid or any other hardware
Raid from DELL or do you have the disks connected to an onboard SCSI or$
additional SCSI controller? I have tried different Raid controllers and
was not happy with them. SoftRAID5 on directly connected disks was my


> 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.
> Cheers.
> --
> Luc Lalonde, Responsable du reseau GIREF
> Telephone: (418) 656-2131 poste 6623
> Courriel: llalonde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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