Bug 239376 - SCSI Driver timeouts during journal replay
Summary: SCSI Driver timeouts during journal replay
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Product: Red Hat Cluster Suite
Classification: Retired
Component: gfs   
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Version: 4
Hardware: ppc64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Abhijith Das
QA Contact: GFS Bugs
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Reported: 2007-05-07 22:56 UTC by Nate Straz
Modified: 2010-11-12 15:19 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-12 15:19:54 UTC
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Description Nate Straz 2007-05-07 22:56:31 UTC
Description of problem:

While doing GFS recovery testing on ppc64 I'm seeing SCSI errors on the nodes
which are trying to do journal replays.


4 pSeries servers w/ Emulex LP11000 HBAs.
Winchester FlashDisk SATA
QLogic FC Switch.

The cluster is using fence_apc for fencing.


Run an I/O load on nodes A, B, C, and D in the cluster.
Node A gets rebooted immediately (with -fin)
Node B fences node A with fence_apc
Node C gets the journal lock and attempts to replay the journal
Node C hits a SCSI error as shown below.

GFS: fsid=ppcs:ppcs2.2: jid=0: Looking at journal...
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x6000000
end_request: I/O error, dev sdc, sector 3417316297
SCSI error : <2 0 0 4> return code = 0x6000000
end_request: I/O error, dev sdg, sector 3417340481
GFS: fsid=ppcs:ppcs2.2: fatal: I/O error
GFS: fsid=ppcs:ppcs2.2:   block = 427165504
GFS: fsid=ppcs:ppcs2.2:   function = gfs_dreread
GFS: fsid=ppcs:ppcs2.2:   file =
/builddir/build/BUILD/gfs-kernel-2.6.9-72/largesmp/src/gfs/dio.c, line = 576
GFS: fsid=ppcs:ppcs2.2:   time = 1178570667
GFS: fsid=ppcs:ppcs2.2: about to withdraw from the cluster

I have run the tests with HP MSA1000 hardware without hitting the SCSI errors. 
When I switched back to the Winchester the errors returned.

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The Emulex LP11000 is the only card certified for use in the pSeries hardware.

Comment 1 Kiersten (Kerri) Anderson 2007-11-02 18:42:24 UTC
Is this still happening?

Comment 2 Kiersten (Kerri) Anderson 2008-11-11 21:19:38 UTC
Can we close this one?

Comment 3 Nate Straz 2008-11-11 21:27:53 UTC
I'll probably hit this next time I try to do recovery testing.  Leave it open with needinfo set to so I can find it again.

Comment 5 Nate Straz 2010-11-12 15:19:54 UTC
Probably due to non-IBM Emulex Fibre Channel card.

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