On Friday 26 December 2008 08:12:49 Artem Kuchin wrote: > I am not even sure that it is related to freebsd, but maybe someone could > point out the problem. > > We wanted to upgrade our hosting server from > FreeBSD 6.2, 3ware 8506-4LP SATA RAID, raid 5 > to > FreeBSD 7.1 (RC for now), 9550SXU-4LP, raid 10 > > We have tested the new installation on ASUS P5K WS motherboard > with PCI-X slot while the server kept running. > > The server has Supermicro X5DPE-G2 (pretty old one, 2004). > > So, when everything was ready, i just took out the old controller and > disks and installed the new controller and the array disks. > > The system booted up, but when i started very intense file operations > the file > system just froze. The weird thing is that any open program which does > not use > filesystem kept running fine. For example, i could type and edit in open > ee editor, > but copying progress bar in midnight commander just stood still. If i > tried to save file > or open file or do anything disk related from ee in another console the > program froze too, > apparently waiting for disk system to reply forever (i tried waiting for > 20 minutes). > I could even connect to ssh port, but it does not auth because sshd > needs to read something > from the disk. > I put everything back into Asus P5K WS and tested it. Everything worked > fine again. > > Any idea what might going on here?
OS bugs aside, a dead disk that keeps getting IO request explains all symptoms. Dead can also mean, faulty cable, buggy connector. I would expect the hardware raid controller to pick up on it though and remove it from the array. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"