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Description of problem:
Looks like the post installation kernel might work differently with the Adaptec 3200s (with 2 quantum 32 gig drives in hardware RAID 0)
than the one used during the installation process. The installation process worked perfectly, but during the reboot cannot access the
device any longer.
1 GIG Motherboard, 2 GIG ram, Adaptec 3200s, quantum 32 gig drives, 4 partitions, (Swap partition not setup up due to 2 GIG limitiation)
/ 4 GIG
/var 8 GIG
/swap 4 gig
/dsk01 16 GIG
Machine stills answers to sys/req, but simply cannot access the i20 device any longer.
No problems in the event viewer for the Raid Controller card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Redhat 7.2
2. Do not select to mount a swap partition
3. Complete installation, and reboot
Actual Results: Hung with cannot access device messages
Expected Results: Reboot continue
Server in alternate location, but will send in EXACT error messages if neseccary, but thought I would first check to see if theire were
outstanding issues with the i2o driver modules supplied with 7.2
Changed some hardware around.. Wanted to see if this was related..
Ended upwith a hang on the first attempt attemtping to install the first package
Second time I got a problem transferring disk image tohard drive
It allowed me to retry, and then it went as far as mounting the first couple of packages, and then the installer aborted with a 'This is probably a bug
message, report it to bugzilla' message, I hit debug and saw that it aborted on a signal 16? Resource busy from python's umount instructions..
Is therei a problem with the 120 driver in 7.2??
Fourth time around.. it installed packages for 3-4 minutes.. then triggered a Hard Drive Failure Alarm on the Adaptec 3200s, jept installing for
another 2 minutes.. then complete system lockup, sys/req didn't even work..
Changed PCI slots, drives and terminators... Will see what happens next..
Well, finally decided to eliminate RAID completely from the equation, although I am still using the Adaptec 3200s controller, which uses the i2o
driver. Can't install on a single SCSI drive..
Fails .. Still have problems with read/write during the install, and also might have some swap related problems...
2 GIG of memory, tried it with no swap, and 2 gig of swap.. last messages on one of the virtual consoles is
Moving swap 1000M to 2000M while on virt tty1 I get read/write error messages..
Still looks like either hardware or a problem with the i2o drivers..
Changed drives, ribbons, terminators, slots, interrupts, so only thing left is the controller itself, motherboard, and redhat that haven't changed.
Finally got another install to run completely, but immediately after reboot.... Back to the same problem...
Hangs after Freeing Unused Kernel memory 220K, for about 2 minutes, then failures to read from the device..
I basically need to know.. Are there any outstanding issues with 7.2 related to the i2o driver...
Or could this be a generic kernel issue in that version?
Well, although Redhat Installation failed in strange ways, and did not always gracefully handle the problem, it seems that it is related to an esoteric
bug between the Adaptec 3200s and the P3VX motherboard....
The Controller and drives worked correctly in another motherboard...
Closing the bug..