ServerAssistant daemons hanging

Les Niles lniles at
Thu Mar 14 16:29:00 CST 2002

The installed RPMs are dellomsa-4.51-3417, dellomsa-drivers-4.51-3417.  
The installation came from the OpenManage Systems Management CD, 
Version 3.0, P/N 6K607 Rev. A01, dated December 2001.  I downloaded 
DOMNA01.tar, but it looked like the same versions so I didn't 
install it.  

BTW, we have seen this on more than one box (identically configured). 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua_Giles at [mailto:Joshua_Giles at]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 8:53 PM
> To: lniles at; linux-poweredge at
> Subject: RE: ServerAssistant daemons hanging
> Les,
> What version of dellomsa are you running?  If it isn't the 
> one included with
> Open Manage Server Administrator 1.0, try that one.  You can 
> download it @
> by searching for "DOMNA01.tar" .
> -Joshua Giles
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Les Niles
> To: 'linux-poweredge at'
> Sent: 3/13/2002 7:17 PM
> Subject: ServerAssistant daemons hanging
> We're building a product based on the PowerEdge 6450, 
> running RedHat 7.2.  A process runs every minute to 
> gather health and statistics info on each box, to 
> report to our system controller.  It invokes 
> omreport several times, to collect temperatures, 
> voltages, etc.
> When the box is under heavy load, one of the dcstor32d 
> processes hangs.  To be specific, it goes into an 
> uninterruptible sleep (status "D").  Once this 
> happens, omreport also hangs but can be killed.  The 
> hung dcstor32d cannot be killed.  All the other 
> dellomsa daemons can be restarted, but that doesn't 
> really solve the problem: omreport then reports "No 
> temperature probes [or whatever] found on this system."
> It seems to take a few minutes of heavy load before 
> the dcstor32d hangs.  By "heavy load" I mean roughly 
> that 1 CPU in the dual CPU box is fully occupied by a 
> process; the other CPU is not heavily loaded and the 
> box remains generally responsive.  Within a few minutes 
> after the heavy load disappears, the hung dcstor32d 
> clears itself, at least some of the time.
> Has anyone seen this kind of problem, and more usefully, 
> found a solution?  Is there a way to collect the hardware 
> health information -- voltages, fan speeds, temperatures, 
> and power supplies' health -- without going through 
> the daemon?  Like a published or reverse-engineered 
> API to the esm driver? 
> Les Niles
> Narus, Inc.
> lniles at
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