perc3/di on windows? Re: Two more reasons to avoid the PERC 3/Di RAID card (GRUB & fsck)

Dan Pritts danno at internet2.edu
Sat Apr 15 11:00:12 CDT 2006


Hi all -

I have a couple of 2650s with perc3/di cards.  like the rest of
you i have had problems and i'm going to do something about it,
just not sure what exactly yet.

One option would be to move these linux servers to new hardware and give
the 2650s to our windows guys.  Does anyone know if these work reliably
with windows 2003 server?  I.e., is it a linux + perc3/di problem, or
justa perc3/di problem?


On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 03:20:21PM -0400, Jonathan Romero wrote:
> 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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> > Eric Sisler <esisler at westminster.lib.co.us>
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