Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57906
Bad: System crashes with gdth raid controller
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
I don't have much details. I installed a new server. I upgraded to 2.4.9-
13enterprise kernel using up2date. After a day it first hung. Even the
switchbox it was connected to sort of "hung" it that server was selected.
Today, same thing. Ping is still working although. Gonna take a look
tomorrow. Dual PIII system with gdth raid controller. 1 GB RAM. Very
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn it on
2. Way a day or two
3. Push the reset button
It sounds odd and it may be a coincidence but I was connected via SSH with the
F-Secure Windows SSH Client. My laptop unexpectedly went into hibernation while
the connection etc. was still up. I immediately rebooted and then I couldn't
reach the server anymore. I can ping it but nothing else.
Need more info? Take a look at RHN profile cents.iip.lu
Sorry, but I'm anxious about getting this fixed!!
Happy new year BTW
Can you try adding "mem=800M" on the kernel commandline (in /boot/grub/grub.conf
on the vmlinuz line, if you use grub)
Also, it might be interesting to try the kernel at
which has a few bugs fixed; one could be hit on your machine....
Thanks, I have more information.
The console was still there. One could enter the username but not anymore the
All the consoles were full of this errors:
device 08:03 not ready
I/O error: dev 08:03 sector 0
I found something that might be related
I can't *try* much since this is a production system.
Is the gdth driver up to date? The latest version is 2.03 which is revision 1.57
I'm afraid to say the new test kernel didn't help.
I have no debugging info either. The screen was black when it crashed 30 mins
ago. I think I'm gonna try the normal (not SMP) kernel now.
I downgraded to kernel-2.4.9-13.i586.rpm.
With append "mem=800M". For now its stable.
Note that 2.4.9-17enterprise also crashed.
I'll keep you advised.
The standard i586 kernel is still running fine...
2.4.9-21 (NOT SMP) without 800M setting also running fine
must be SMP related (didn't try the new SMP one though)
Seems to be OK using 2.4.9-31smp