[ILUG] Systems crashing on disk activity
John P. Looney
valen at tuatha.org
Mon Apr 19 09:11:25 IST 2004
On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 02:43:45PM +0100, kevin lyda mentioned:
> i worked in an office once where a slew of unixware boxes atarted
> dying. in the end they all had the same model and revision number on
> their scsi disks. so we swapped them all out and the crashes stopped.
Sometimes, a flash of the drive firmware can sort it out. Memories of
trying to find a file corruption problem on some sun hardware that
couldn't be solved until the addition of a second new drive into a large
RAID array with dodgy firmware crashed the box.
The recent IBM SCSI drives actually crash if they are put in an intel
SR2300 before they are flashed to the most recent upgrade. You put one of
those into a running machine, and *bang*.
Maybe find out what the drives are, find out is there a firmware upgrade,
and do that.
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