Bug 14816 - Ultra1 Creator, ESP0: Errors, destroys filesystems
Summary: Ultra1 Creator, ESP0: Errors, destroys filesystems
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: sparc
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Miller
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Reported: 2000-07-28 18:25 UTC by farleigh
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-06 07:10:48 UTC
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Description farleigh 2000-07-28 18:25:31 UTC
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

Comment 1 farleigh 2000-07-31 13:58:47 UTC
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
(memory trashed?).

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...

Comment 2 farleigh 2000-07-31 14:58:26 UTC
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
the fan.

Comment 3 robb 2000-08-22 17:34:49 UTC
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

Comment 4 Doug Ledford 2000-08-22 17:38:10 UTC
Dave knows about Sparc machines, I don't.

Comment 5 David Miller 2004-03-06 07:10:48 UTC
This product is way past EOL, this is unlikely to ever be fixed

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