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SubjectRe: [Kernel 2.5] Qlogic 2x00 driver
On 10/16/02 14:31, GrandMasterLee wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-16 at 01:03, Michael Clark wrote:
>
>>On 10/16/02 12:43, GrandMasterLee wrote:
>>
[snip]
>>>All hardware configuration bits are perfect, as can be anyway, and we
>>>still get this behaviour. After 5-6.5 days...the box black screens. So
>>>bad so, that all the XFS volumes we have, never enter a shutdown. We
>>>must repair them all, today this happened, and we lost one part of the
>>>tablespace on our beta db. We're using LVM1, on 2.4.19-aa1.
>>
>>We had the black screen also until we got the machines oopsing over
>>serial. The oops was actually showing up in ext3 with a corrupted
>>bufferhead. Without LVM, i've measured my longest uptime, 17 days x
>>4 machines in the cluster (68 days) ie. we only did it 17 days ago.
>
> I believe you, that was my next thought, but I didn't know if that would
> really help just to be honest. Thanks for the input there.
>
> I've been going crazy trying to catch any piece of sanity out of this
> thing to understand if this was what was happening or not. I feel a bit
> dumb for not trying serial console yet, but I knew either that or KDB
> should tell us something. I will see what we can do, it will take less
> time to do this, than to reload everything all over again.
>
> Should I remove LVM all together, or just not use it? In your opinion.

I just didn't load the module after migrating my volumes. If the problem
is a stack problem, then its probably not necessarily a bug in LVM
- just the combination of it, ext3 and the qlogic driver don't mix well
- so if its not being used, then it won't be increasing the stack footprint.

~mc

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