FOLLOWUP : 2650 & RHEL Freezes (Randomly & Without Logging)

Kevin Stussman kevins at
Wed Jan 28 16:19:01 CST 2004

Thanks to everyone who replied to my plea for help. Here is a summary to
what is still an ongoing issue:

This redhat bug closely matches the problem and provides a few hints on
how to fix:

Some suggestions are:

- Use software raid (stop using aacraid on the Perc3)
- Upgrading the firmware on the SCSI drives (yes, drives)
- changing container from 'Volume' to 'Raid0' on the controller.

Several people suggested that running Postgres (or Mysql) on the Perc
would cause the problem to occur. We have Oracle running a few tables on
the drives and decided to stress that (but no reaction so far).

I have opened a bug w/ RedHat just to get on their radar. Since we
cannot reproduce this, it will be tough to know if it gets fixed, but
hopefully something will change.


More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list