[PATCH] Fix for 3ware driver
jason.thomson at mintel.com
Tue May 4 02:52:26 PDT 2004
Is it possible that this problem is also exhibited by a 4.9-STABLE
Kernel from January 22nd? i.e. might this same (or a similar) problem
have existed in the previous driver?
I am seeing i/o hangs (swap_pager: indefinite wait buffer messages) on
one of our boxes here. (4 x Maxtor 300GB drives / 3ware 7506-4 / 2.4GHz
Xeon Dell 1600SC).
The machine is a backup server running BackupPC - it does experience
heavy load and i/o stress.
Scott Long wrote:
> Mike Tancsa wrote:
>> What cards has this shown up with and what versions of the BIOS ? I
>> have quite a few 3ware boxes deployed and have not seen any problems.
>> When was the bug introduced ?
> The bugs were introduced into 4.x with the vendor update that happened
> on April 7. So far the only cards that we have tested against have been
> 6xxx series cards. The bugs deal with resource shortage handling, so
> it's likely that the slower 6xxx cards are more likely than the newer
> cards to experience the problems. However, on a fast machine under
> heavy I/O load, I would expect it to happen on any card.
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