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Re: kernel panic-xfs errors

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Subject: Re: kernel panic-xfs errors
From: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 12:18:49 -0600
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Emmanuel Florac put forth on 12/7/2010 12:00 PM:
> Le Tue, 7 Dec 2010 09:20:17 -0800 (PST)
> blacknred <leo1783@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> écrivait:
> 
>>  [<f894585c>] do_cciss_request+0x397/0x3a3 [cciss]
>> looks like the controller was wedged there?
>>
> 
> Yes, apparently your controller wrote garbage at the beginning of the
> filesystem... you have lots of trouble with these controllers, has
> anything special happened? that's weird.
> 
> You should try using a newer xfs_repair (> 3.x), for instance by booting
> from an Ubuntu 10.10 live CD, and see if it fares any better from there.

The answer for the one server is simple:  back out the firmware--flash
it with the previously installed version.

BTW, what need prompted the new flash in the first place?  I _never_
flash controller firmware unless absolutely necessary.  You've
demonstrated today why I practice that faith.

-- 
Stan

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