Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170633
System Stops responding with "queue 6 full" messages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
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Description of problem:
Whether the machine is idle or at work, the machine ceases to respond
The console displays constant lines of "queue 6 full" messages
This error leaves no clues in /var/log/messages
This error leaves no clues in dmesg
IBM eServer 366
4 Xeon Processors
10 Gigs of memory
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Leave the machine on
Actual Results: returned later to find the console displaying line after line of "queue 6 full" error messages without ceasing
Expected Results: The machine should have remained stable and responsive
I suspect its a RAID driver issue but not sure
Hello, Seth. I couldn't find that exact message format in the RHEL3
source pool. Is the correct string possibly the following (where %d
would be replaced by a numeric values)?
Queue %d full, %ld outstanding.
That's from the aacraid driver. Could you please include the list of
modules you've got loaded?
Thanks in advance.
when all three servers abend the message is always
Queue 6 full
Module Size Used by Tainted: GF
autofs4 16888 0 (autoclean) (unused)
audit 90872 2
tg3 72680 1
microcode 6912 0 (autoclean)
keybdev 2944 0 (unused)
mousedev 5656 0 (unused)
hid 22532 0 (unused)
input 6176 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
ehci-hcd 20776 0 (unused)
usb-ohci 23208 0 (unused)
usbcore 81152 1 [hid ehci-hcd usb-ohci]
ext3 90088 7
jbd 55380 7 [ext3]
aacraid 63672 8
qla2300 599324 0 (unused)
sd_mod 14160 16
scsi_mod 115756 3 [aacraid qla2300 sd_mod]
> Tainted: GF
Please try to reproduce with a non-tainted kernel.
Did you see this problem on earlier kernels? The aacraid driver has not changed
substancially since 2.4.21-20.EL (Update 3).
Yes I did see the problem with an earlier kernel.
I found the resolution.
The aacraid driver needs an update from IBM
Updating the aacraid driver seems to work.
Okay, we are planning to update the aacraid driver in Update 7. You will get a
notice when this has been checked in so you can test it.
Please test the kernel located at:
to verify that it solves the problem.
This contains version 1.1.5-2412 of the aacraid driver. This is the latest from
Adaptec, and is a candidate for U7.
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.10.EL).
I am also having this exact same problem with patched RHEL 3.5. Can you put
out a hugemem version of this kernel so that I can grab that and see if that'll
work for me? I have 16gb ram on this server and its also an xSeries 366.
can someone email me a link to the source rpm for this? I'm trying to install
a new qlogic driver and its asking for it.. thanks! -Mike
Michael, all RPMs are in the RHEL3 beta channels on RHN. The
latest U7 beta kernel is version 2.4.21-38.EL.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.