[Admin-discuss] Fwd: [rb-admins] Murphy Crash

Andrew Martin werdz at redbrick.dcu.ie
Wed Dec 10 21:38:00 GMT 2008

The problem is that the eight storage disks on minerva are wired into
the 3ware card. The mainboard only has two spare SATA ports.

Unless anybody knows any way to plug lots of SATA cables into one port,
or have the card just allow the OS direct access to each disk? (that
would be an ideal solution, imo)


On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 19:24 +0000, Ryaner wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 06:38:28PM +0000, Andrew Harford wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 05:21:54PM +0000, Andrew Harford wrote:
> > > This may be related to the load of nfs traffic, which is something we
> > > wouldn't have seen in testing.
> > 
> > Should have added, this is based on the end of dmesg:
> > 
> > <6>nfs server not responding
> > <6>nfs server not responding
> > panic: kernel text_access_fault: pc=1c14008 va=1c14000
> > 
> If the NFS server is still coming from that Encom machine with the 3Ware
> card, then perhaps it is time to redo the array without using the 3ware
> system. Maybe also switching back to seperate partitions instead of one
> big array. Performance from normal md raid is way above what the 3ware
> card can get. 

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