Two more reasons to avoid the PERC 3/Di RAID card (GRUB & fsck)

Jonathan Romero jonnyro at jonnyro.com
Tue Apr 11 14:20:21 CDT 2006


I am sure, deep down, that someone will face divine judgement for releasing
that card.

On 1/10/06, Eric Sisler <esisler at westminster.lib.co.us> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 02:07, Terje Bless wrote:
>
> > >Test #2: filesystem check via fsck.
> > >
> > >FAILED when running SMP (multi-processor) kernel.
>
> > Does this also happen when you give fsck the "-s" (serialize) option?
>
> Yep.  :-(  I had been forcing fsck via "/sbin/shutdown -rF 0", but
> running fsck manually also fails with an SMP kernel:
>
> fsck -sfC /dev/sda1
> fsck -sfC /dev/sda1 /dev/sda5 /dev/sda6
>
> sda1 ~2Gb
> sda5 ~5Gb
> sda6 ~5Gb
>
> Both hang the RAID card with the SMP kernel but pass with flying colors
> with the UP kernel.
>
> Interestingly enough, fsck *does* succeed on sda2 (~2Gb) when it occurs
> during the boot process, but a manual fsck on a filesystem of roughly
> the same size (sda1) fails.
>
> -Eric
>
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>
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