Redhat 8.0 on 1655MC

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Thu Mar 20 13:16:01 CST 2003


I would try the usual stuff...take out a RAM chip and see what happens.
Disable one of the CPU's if it is an SMP server.  there is a memory
testing program, search google for memtest86 and put it on a floppy and
run it.  It can take several hours to run though, because it is very
thurough.

			Adam

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

> 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
>
> Thanks.
>
> Nelson Minica
> Nelson.Minica at RailAmerica.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve_Boley at Dell.com [mailto:Steve_Boley at Dell.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:27 PM
> To: Nelson.Minica at railamerica.com
> Cc: Linux-Poweredge at Dell.com
> Subject: RE: Redhat 8.0 on 1655MC
>
>
> If this is raid make sure firmware of the perc4/di is at latest firmware
> available.
> Steve
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Williams [mailto:awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us]
> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:33 PM
> To: Minica, Nelson (EDS)
> Cc: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
> Subject: Re: Redhat 8.0 on 1655MC
>
>
> anything in /var/log/messages?  did it print any errors on tty1?
>
> 			Adam
>
> 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
> up
> > in two hours.  Hardware diagnostics find no errors.
> >
> > Any other suggestions?  Thanks.
> >
> > Nelson Minica
> > Nelson.Minica at RailAmerica.com
> >
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