Linux Debian 5 on PE R610 : random freeze at boot

Ryan Bair ryandbair at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 06:39:58 CDT 2009


I've had similar issues on 1850's with a PERC5/e. The rootdelay argument as
suggested in the link given by Jefferson is the workaround that I have been
using quite successfully. I've never had an issue once I set that up.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 3:49 AM, Andrew Robert Nicols <
andrew.nicols at luns.net.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 06:48:30PM +0200, ROUSSEL Kévin wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am in charge of three PowerEdge R610 servers at work, and we plan to
> > operate them with Debian Linux v. 5 ("Lenny") in 64-bit mode ("amd64").
> >
> > I managed to install the system without much problem (using the
> > additional bnx2 firmware for the NIC), but when we began to use the
> > servers in production, we faced a big problem.
> >
> > Our problem is : each time we reboot any of the three machines, the
> > system will randomly (with a probability of about 50%) hang at the
> > beginning of the boot process.
>
> We're seeing exactly the same thing on one of our R610s. We've got two in
> production and every time we upgrade the kernel on one of them, we're
> seeing it hang.
>
> I've not been dealing with the problem at our end so I don't know what
> steps my colleagues have taken. They've tried replaying the problem but it
> always behaves perfectly when they watch.
>
> We're running with four 73Gb SATA disks in RAID 10 with 24GB RAM and two
> 2.4Ghz processors.
>
> Will try and get some more diagnostics next time the system fails.
>
> Andrew
>
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