The machine the disks were in started acting very funny stability wise even when the disks werent involved. So I replaced some hardware which helped greatly. I suspect a power supply was starting to go bad.
thanks though s --- Greg 'groggy' Lehey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Thursday, 30 January 2003 at 17:05:02 +0000, > Matthew Seaman wrote: > > On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 06:55:50AM -0800, steve > heistand wrote: > >> I have a machine running 4.7-release (possibly > and old build) with > >> 4 disks I am using vinum to make a raid5 volume > out of. When I > >> write large amounts of data to it the machine > crashes. I can dd > >> one big file and it crashes at 154M, if I copy in > smaller files it > >> dies around 100M (varies) > > > > Have you looked at the > http://www.vinumvm.org/vinum/how-to-debug.html > > page? It's going to be practically impossible to > help you unless you > > can supply a whole lot more detailed information > about what's gone > > wrong. > > On Thursday, 30 January 2003 at 11:07:05 -0800, > steve heistand wrote: > > --- "J. Seth Henry" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> I strongly suspect you have a hardware problem. > Either in the > >> controller, or one of the disks. It is possible > that something is > >> crapping out in vinum, or in the kernel, but I've > dumped massive > >> amounts of data to a vinum raid5 volume before, > and it didn't even > >> burp - much less crash. I've also had bad EIDE > disks cause the > >> system to panic, and they weren't even in a RAID > configuration; > >> just normal data drives. > >> > >> As it is, Greg Lehey is "the man" when it comes > to > >> vinum, (something about > >> writing it or other) so I'll ask the obligatory > >> questions > >> > >> +What hardware is this (SCSI/EIDE/other?) > >> +Can you post a copy of any console messages or > >> panic info? > > > > It locks tight, not even anything to the console > before it > > hangs.... ;( They are eide drives. I have another > fileserver in the > > same type of setup (different hardware) and its > never had a problem > > at all. > > > > Am trying a debug kernel, not hopeful since it > locks up without > > sending any messages. Next will be to try a PCI > eide controller > > and or using the drives individually for a bit to > see if they are > > bad. > > I took note of these messages when they were sent. > I haven't replied > earlier because basically Matthew and Seth have told > you what to do. > Supply that info and we'll see where we go from > there. > > Greg > -- > When replying to this message, please copy the > original recipients. > If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the > original recipients. > For more information, see > http://www.lemis.com/questions.html > See complete headers for address and phone numbers __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message