Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14816
Ultra1 Creator, ESP0: Errors, destroys filesystems
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Two Ultra1 creators, 200MHZ, 256MB ram. Installs and configures properly.
After 20-30 minutes of usage, system slows and crashes violently.
Begins looping on
esp0: forcing async for target 0
esp0: yieee, bytes_sent <0
esp0: csz=0 fifocount=0 ecount=64480
esp0: use_sq=1 ptr=000000000000000000 this residual=0
Apparently it is writing to disk and completely munges the filesystem.
I have two identical systems and is reproducable. The weirdness is that
Someone mentioned a Creator 1 system that it seems to run on - the only
difference I understand is that it has only 128MB of ram. I will try to
Doh - I removed 128MB leaving 128MB and it runs better, no errors so far (It ran
a whole day). The only note is that the audio still choke(d) after awhile
I really need more than 128MB of RAM and I cannot have any swap activity...
If I pass mem=256m, will this help? I'll try it...
No. it crashed and burned as before. This time it crashed when the Cd
automounted; things paused for a bit, then when I tried mount command, long
pause then "cannot execute binary file", a sure sign things were going to hit
This problem also occurs on Sun Ultra2 Creator 3d systems. It doesn't fire
CONSTANTLY, but it *does* happen consistently. I've had systems that last as
long as a month (just long enough to feel like it might not happen again), only
to lose the filesystem AGAIN without warning.
The controller on this box is:
scsi0 : Sparc ESP366-HME
Dave knows about Sparc machines, I don't.
This product is way past EOL, this is unlikely to ever be fixed