Redhat 8.0 on 1655MC

Minica, Nelson (EDS) Nelson.Minica at
Thu Mar 20 13:11:00 CST 2003

Sorry I meant to include that.  Nothing on the console, nothing in
/var/log/messages.  Stops responding to pings.  Dell support was not too
helpful, saying it should work fine and must be a hardware problem.

Two CPU 1.4 PIII with one gig of memory, mirrored 73G hard drives.  Guess
I'll try what Steve suggested and look into the raid firmware.  btw, It's a
PERC 4/im with MPTBIOS-IM-5.02.15

cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: DELL     Model: VIRTUAL DISK     Rev: 1000
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02

cat /proc/scsi/mptscsih/0
ioc0: LSI53C1030, FwRev=01000c00h, Ports=1, MaxQ=222, IRQ=14


Nelson Minica
Nelson.Minica at

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve_Boley at [mailto:Steve_Boley at]
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:27 PM
To: Nelson.Minica at
Cc: Linux-Poweredge at
Subject: RE: Redhat 8.0 on 1655MC

If this is raid make sure firmware of the perc4/di is at latest firmware

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Williams [mailto:awilliam at]
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:33 PM
To: Minica, Nelson (EDS)
Cc: 'linux-poweredge at'
Subject: Re: Redhat 8.0 on 1655MC

anything in /var/log/messages?  did it print any errors on tty1?


On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Minica, Nelson (EDS) wrote:

> Default install Redhat 8.0 on 1655MC blade locked up after two weeks of
> light usage.  Upgraded the kernel to 2.4.18-27 and all the packages, put
> some CPU/network/hard drive stress on the machine and locked up in six
> hours.  Tried the noapic option, put some stress on machine and it locked
> in two hours.  Hardware diagnostics find no errors.
> Any other suggestions?  Thanks.
> Nelson Minica
> Nelson.Minica at
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