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

Kishore Jalleda kjalleda at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 14:47:28 CDT 2006


On 4/15/06, Dan Pritts <danno at internet2.edu> wrote:
>
> 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
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Eric Sisler <esisler at westminster.lib.co.us>
> > > Library Applications Specialist
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> > > Westminster, CO USA
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We have one 2650 running windows 2000 server reliably without any OS Panics
(the Perc 3/Di bug) for almost 3 years now ......

Kishore Jalleda
http://kjalleda.googlepages.com/projects
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