On Aug 21, 2007, at 2:53 AM, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
I have a new system I am building.
Tyan S5197 MB with Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4ghz, 4GB RAM
Areca ARC-1231ML raid card. 5 320gb disks in a RAID6 with 1 320gb
disk hot spare plus two 750gb in a raid1 mirror. Using the ARECA
firmware, each raidset is subdivided into separate volumes that
each appear to the OS as separate daN type disks.
I read through Google about various problems that the Areca driver
had as well as on the Areca website FAQ (on FreeBSD)
I installed 6.2-RELEASE on this system. Under heavy IO load the
system reboots itself. This happened both in trying to install the
OS, and if I got that far, in trying to build cvsup tool or in
building a new kernel. The machine could sit there idle for hours
but you startup a large build and usually withing a few minutes or
10 minutes it would reboot itself. I tried installing the 6.2-
STABLE snapshot (latest on in the downloads which is from June) but
the whole system would lock up after a few minutes and I would get
corruption on the console screen so I decided that was not a great
plan. I also tried the 7-CURRENT as a test but that would not stay
out of the kernel debugger.
So I went back to 6.2-STABLE. I installed it and then copied the
areca kernel driver source arcmsr.c/.h from the 6.2-STABLE
snapshot from June (latest snapshot I could find) and used it to
rebuild the kernel. I was then able to build cvsup and do a cvsup
to the latest -RELEASE code and was a significant way through a
buildworld when it happened again and rebooted itself. So it
appears the problem is not yet solved.
Is anyone out there running a form of 6.2 on an x64 type platform
using an Areca controller? What is the latest 6.x compatible
driver source for the Areca? I tried to copy the 7-CURRENT areca
source back but it relies on the new CAM system and even if I added
that option to my 6.2 there were a bunch of compilation errors that
made it look like the 7.0-CURRENT IO or SCSI or whatever lower
level it uses system has changed.
Any help in figuring out how to get this up and running without
these reboots under load would be greatly appreciated.
After replacing the power supply with a beefier one, running
memtest86 for a day, trying to install Solaris 10 with the same
reboot issue, etc, I tried running with boot without ACPI and that
seems to have cured the issue. So there seems to be an issue with
the Tyan S5197 board and ACPI on 6.2-RELEASE (and on Solaris 10u3)
Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
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