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SubjectRe: SiI680 oops/panic
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Please write down your oops and decode it using ksymoops.

thanks,
--bartlomiej

On Thursday 09 of October 2003 23:18, Erik Bourget wrote:
> (Cc to lkml in case anybody else has any intuition).
>
> Hello Andre;
>
> A while ago I spoke with you about my funky SiI680 experiences. I have
> since decided that my Hitachi "DeathStar" 180GXP harddrives were all
> faulty, and replaced them with Western Digital.. This was bad. On the
> other hand, the kernel /DID/ oops/panic a few times, and I finally managed
> to drive to the datacenter before somebody rebooted it.
>
> And I took a shot with my trusty digital camera.
> http://tacos.sus.mcgill.ca/~erik/oops-panic.jpg (24,457b)
> (textual bits have been re-typed below)
>
> Kernel: 2.4.21, SMP (also happened on 2.4.22, also SMP)
> (Note that the box has only one CPU, and no 'hyperthreading')
>
> Text from it:
>
> printing eip:
> 3d3d3d3d
> *pde = 00000000
> Oops: 0000
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0010:[<3d3d3d3d>] Not tainted
> EFLAGS: 00010046
> ...
> Process nfsd (pid: 200)
> ...
> Code: Bad EIP value.
> <0>Kernel panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
> In interrupt handler - not syncing
>
> Hardware:
> Dell "650" 1U server, P4 2.4GHz, 512MB, 2x120-GB Hitachi 180GXP DeskStar
> drives in RAID-1 configuration.
>
> Software: vanilla Debian woody, vanilla kernel.org kernels.
>
> Load on the drives was Constant and Extreme. The machines serve as mail
> storage for our ISP's mail system. The drives were running a constant
> synch process that checked a database to see which users had authenticated
> with the mail system (via POP3, IMAP, etc - such that they might have
> deleted mail) and ran rsync to an identical machine over a 1000mbit link on
> their directories. Literally -
>
> while(1) {
> @userlist = changed_directories();
> foreach (@userlist) {
> do_rsync(localhost:$_, remotehost:$_);
> }
> sleep(30);
> }
>
> Can you make heads or tails of this? My first thought is that some driver
> isn't handling faulty hardware in an error-tolerant way.
>
> Thanks for your time;
>
> - Erik Bourget

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