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SubjectRe: [Bug report] System lockups on Tyan S2469 and lots of io [smp boot time problems too :(]
Vincent Touquet <vincent.touquet@pandora.be> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 02:30:07AM +0200, Vincent Touquet wrote:
> >PS: will test if the system still locks up soon, I hope not...
>
> So it does lock up again :(((
>
> But now I was able to quickly switch to console and grab the contents of
> /var/log/messages before it totally hanged. I can usually tell when the
> hang is going to happen: activity on the array stops, then I have a few
> more seconds till it hangs completely ....
>
> The message was:
>
> Jul 7 02:45:36 kalimero kernel: 3w-xxxx: scsi0: Unit #0:
> command (f7618800) timed out, resetting card.
>
> Then of course, the system totally hangs.

The next step would be to try some older versions. There was a big 3ware
update between 2.5.64 and 2.5.65. Can you try both of those?

hmm, I see a "fixme" and an interruptible_sleep_on_timeout() around that
error message. Do the hangs happen on uniprocessor, non-preemptible
kernels?

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