swap_pager: indefinite link buffer device:
dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Tue Nov 11 18:01:29 PST 2003
On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, Scott Lambert wrote:
> I had a machine die last night at around 2:01am. That does *not*
> correspond with any cron jobs.
> When I got remote hands in front of it, this message was streaming on
> the console (copied from what remote hands said verbally, the formatting
> may be off):
> swap_pager: indefinite link buffer device:#idad/0x20001,blkno:280,size:4096
Your swap device went to lunch. (Usually the message is "indefinite wait
buffer" but I haven't checked.)
> Every console message said the same thing.
> There are no errors in the system's log files.
Probably since the rdrive that logs go to went to lunch too.
> The hardware is a dual PII 450Mhz Compaq 1850R with the Compaq SMART-2SL
> array controller with a 3x4.5GB RAID 5 configuration. It uses the ida
> I have 5 other identical boxes in the same configuration, doing
> different jobs, that have been working well for the past several months.
> This is the lowest loaded of my 1850R boxes and has been working just
> fine since it was put in production two months ago.
This is probably like a flaking dpt we have at work. I flashed the BIOS on
it but will try replacing the cable next. Something is failing and not
picking up the problem.
I wonder if you could try to provoke it by doing a rebuild or verify on
the volume(s) on the controller.
Also try uupdating the firmware for kicks, if its not up to date.
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