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Date:      Sun, 15 Aug 2004 20:31:59 +0200
From:      =?ISO-8859-1?Q?S=F8ren_Schmidt?= <sos@DeepCore.dk>
To:        Daniel Eriksson <daniel_k_eriksson@telia.com>
Cc:        'Nate Lawson' <nate@root.org>
Subject:   Re: More ATA interrupt(?) oddities
Message-ID:  <411FAC1F.6060002@DeepCore.dk>
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Daniel Eriksson wrote:
> I wrote:
>=20
>=20
>>Sometime during the last 3 weeks, something has changed in=20
>>the kernel that makes one of my servers barf when hit with
>>lots of I/O on multiple filesystems (like when starting
>>"fsck" on all the filesystems). This used to work in the
>>past, but I have unfortunately not run this stress-test in
>>the last 3 weeks despite upgrading the kernel multiple times
>=20
>=20
> I would like to apologize for shouting "fire" when there is, in fact,
> nothing burning. After much head-scratching, some emails with S=F6ren a=
nd Nate
> and trying out a few old kernels without any success, I decided to repl=
ace
> the PSU powering the discs that were causing the timeout messages menti=
oned
> in my original email. That fixed the problem. I suspect that the combin=
ation
> of rather unusual temperatures in Sweden over the last 10 days, and ver=
y
> poor ventilation in the room where the server sits, contributed to the
> "half-death" of the PSU.
>=20
> I should have known better than to suspect FreeBSD given the symptoms (=
which
> I've actually seen once before when I think about it), and I would like=
 to
> apologize for any time wasted trying to help me.

There is no need to apologise, we got this solved, and got a bunch of=20
real problems fixed in the process, all in all a very positive end=20
result if you ask me :)

Dont ever hesitate to shout again if you encounter ATA problems...

-S=F8ren



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