Compaq Smart Array 4200 controller question
aheyn at jmsent.com
Wed Feb 2 07:37:07 PST 2005
One of the drives reported an imminent failure a while ago,
and I replaced the to-fail drive. I then saw the online light blinking.
After many hours of this, it went solid on, and the problems are still
I can only assume that the array finished rebuilding. Even when rebooting,
controller doesn't make any (more) mention of rebuilding array. It used to
light was blinking. This problem happens even with just one drive, and the
aren't harmless, because the system will just hang and stop responding,
the system doesn't recover and has to be power cycled.
I was going to use that program given to me, but untarring the kernel source
cause programs to hang indefinitely on biord...and then I wouldnt be able to
get it done.
In the mean time, I will try doing this to a memory device, instead of on
Does anybody have experience using non-"compaq certified" hard drives with
From: Matthew N. Dodd [mailto:mdodd at FreeBSD.ORG]
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 11:10 PM
To: Andrew Heyn
Cc: freebsd-hardware at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: Compaq Smart Array 4200 controller question
On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Andrew Heyn wrote:
> I have just installed FreeBSD 5.3 on a Compaq Proliant 8500 system.
> I noticed I get a lot of these errors:
> ida0: soft read error
> ida0: soft write error
I'm betting your array is still rebuilding. Try out
ftp://ftp.jurai.net/users/winter/idacontrol.tar to see what the array
Soft errors are harmless and the messages informing you of them should
probably be rate-limited.
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