Okay, this is so not cool..

James Bourne jbourne at mtroyal.ca
Thu Oct 16 09:02:00 CDT 2003

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Tony Gale wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 10:02, Mark Watts wrote:
> > 
> > Almost all of my 2650's are running the PERC 3/Di and the internal Broadcoms 
> > and I have to say we've never hit any of these problems you guys see.
> > One of the servers gets pounded regularly with a postgresql database search 
> > engine and that box has been up for over 100 days with no issues.
> Just another data point. My 2650's are also solid. I use RedHat plus
> custom compiled stock kernels with a tg3 driver update when is was
> required with older kernels.

I think one thing you might not fulfill  in the "quest to break the box"
is that the systems crash under heavy write I/O.  You can actually
help the situation by shutting off write caching in the controller, though
you can still make the system crash, it just doesn't crash as often.

James Bourne

James Bourne, Supervisor Data Centre Operations
Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB, CA

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