Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183362
Old 3w-9xxx driver causes system crashes with more than 2GB of RAM installed.
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:08:54 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting a system with the 3Ware 9500S raid card RHE4 (64 and non-64) causes
the system to hang at different places stating something about a "Kernel
Badness". This only happens if the system has more than 2GB of RAM installed.
When the system is at 6GB the crash happens, if we lower it back down to 2 the
system boots fine. We are experiencing this problem on Dell SC1420's with
3Wares Hot-Swap enclosure.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
3w-xxx 9500S Series Raid Card
Install more than 2GB of ram in the system with this card.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHE4 w/ 3Ware 9500S Series Raid Card. (SATA)
2. Bump system up to 6GB of ram.
System hangs at boot time.
System should fully boot.
Exact information the errors is difficult for me to produce since the system
totally locks I am unable to scroll up to read more, and am unable to copy.
We are updating the 3w-9xxx driver in RHEL 4 U4 from "2.26.02.001" to
"2.26.04.010". This is the latest from 3Ware, and it should solve this problem.
Please test the U4 beta, available now, and let us know the result.
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