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SubjectRE: Bolck Device problem or Compaq Smart array 2 problem? kernel -2.4 .0+
It comes back with a command prompt. trying a "simple command... ps, ls
it does not return. The hard disks(hardware raid) light up. But it seems
like noone is home.
It doesn't oops in the 2.4.1-pre11 or 10.
That is a good thing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jens Axboe []
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 11:38 AM
To: Nathan Black
Subject: Re: Bolck Device problem or Compaq Smart array 2 problem?
kernel -2.4 .0+

On Mon, Jan 29 2001, Nathan Black wrote:
> Here are my results.
> 2.2.18- works fine. 24 MBytes/sec at 100+ gigabytes (16GB looped many
> ( lseek64(FD,SEEK_SET,0) )).
> 2.4.0 release SMP and Uniprocessor with NMI on- Kernel oops. I can
> if necessary( oops at about 700 MB) sometimes more, sometime less. (In
> BDFLUSH if I recall)
> 2.4.0 release UniProcessor NMI off- Works like the 2.2.18
> 2.4.1-pre10 & 11- Works but system becomes unusable(requires reboot) after
> completing.

Unusable how? Does it hang or oops? Does nmi and up/smp make any
differences in 2.4.1-preXX?

I did some fixes for cpq after the blk merge in 2.4.1-pre, and got
reports that it works. However, I don't have the necessary hardware
to test myself.

Jens Axboe
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