Server locks during software mirror reconstruction

Kuba Ober kuba at mareimbrium.org
Sun May 20 10:30:41 CDT 2007


On Thursday 17 May 2007, David Hubbard wrote:
> From: Kuba Ober
>
> > On Thursday 17 May 2007, David Hubbard wrote:
> > > This one is really starting to annoy me; I have a PowerEdge
> > > SC1425 with two 250 GB drives.  Server had a power supply fail
> > > and ever since then I can't re-mirror without the server
> > > locking up cold.  It's RHEL 3, always gets to somewhere in the
> > > 90% range and then freezes cold, nothing on the console, but
> > > still pings.
> >
> > The dying PSU might have harmed something. Did you get a
> > replacement for the
> > second power supply?
>
> Single power server, so it went down hard when it died.
> I'm guessing something may be wrong with the second
> disk but not sure.  If I try to mark it as failed with
> mdadm to take it offline, it just starts rebuilding
> again before I can do anything with it.

This is not the right behaviour.

Kuba



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