Re: aacraid and large memory problem (2.6.0-test11)
From: Mark Haverkamp
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 17:01:06 EST
On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 12:51, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
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> >>>>> "Mark" == Mark Haverkamp <markh@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> Mark> On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 11:35, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
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> >> Greetings,
> >> Booting 2.6.0-test11 on a machine with 8GB memory and using the
> >> aacraid driver results in a hang on boot. Passing mem=2048M causes
> >> it to boot normally. 4GB also hangs. 2.6.0-test8 booted normally on
> >> this same hardware.
> >> 8GB memory, dual xeon 3.06mhz with hyperthreading, RedHat 9 on it
> >> currently.
> >> Happy to provide details on setup/software, etc.
> >> Perhaps this patch in 2.6.0-test9 is the culprit?
> >> http://www.linuxhq.com/kernel/v2.6/0-test9/drivers/scsi/aacraid/comminit.c
> Mark> This patch is what made aacraid work with over 4 gig of memory
> Mark> for me. I have an 8 proc system with 16gig of memory and without
> Mark> this patch I get data corruption in high memory.
> Mark> I don't boot on the aacraid though.
> Is there any way you can try booting from it and see if it's a boot
> issue for you as well?
I set up my machine to boot on the aacraid disk and it booted OK for
me. Maybe its a problem with a particular model?
lspci on mine says:
02:04.0 RAID bus controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21554 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Adaptec Adaptec 5400S
> I can try booting the one here from something else and see if it works
> with that.
Mark Haverkamp <markh@xxxxxxxx>
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