Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8551
RH 6.1 hangs on Dell PowerEdge 2400 with PERC2/SC card
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
There is patch available for RH 6.1 for Dell PERC2/SC RAID card for Dell
PowerEdge servers. But it does not compile per Dell instructions, raher
it returns undefined symbols. The patch was written for kerel 2.2.10.
RH 6.1 does install OK on PwerEdge 2400 with PERC2/SC but causes system to
hang frequently. Therefore server becomes practically unusable. For now
I have removed RH 6.1 and installed Solaris7, till RH or Dell comes up
with a fix.
*** Bug 8565 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
dual-processor Dell PowerEdge 2400 servers with RedHat Linux 6.1. I
encountered several bugs in Red Hat 6.1 on dual processor servers with PERC2/SC
RAID card. The Red Hat 6.1 was very unstable and caused frequent system hangs
and strange behaviors. Compiling and installing Linux Kernel 2.2.9 with RAIDS
support and scan ALL LUNS for SCSI options, fixed the problems. I assume
Kernel 2.2.12, which comes with Red Hat 6.1 has SCSI and maybe memory related
On another PC, which was HP Pavilion with 733 MHz CPU, Adaptec 2940 UW SCSI,
and the newest Intel mother bord, I had Red Hat 6.1 doing some strange things,
causing often hangs of the system. On that PC also compiling and installing
Kernel 2.2.9 seems to have taken care of the problems, except xfree86 3.3.5
could not support nvidia GeForce video card. I had to compile XFree86 3.9.17c
and install it.
6.1 had the 'honest its better' latest and greatest perc2 driver at the time.
That wasnt always