kern/68313: Installing/Updating to Release 5.2.1 destroys RAID
on Promise Controllers (i386, ACPI, SMP)
alex at schubduese.de
Tue Jul 6 15:00:45 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR kern/68313; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Alexander Weisel" <alex at schubduese.de>
To: <freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org>
Subject: Re: kern/68313: Installing/Updating to Release 5.2.1 destroys RAID on Promise Controllers (i386, ACPI, SMP)
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 22:00:32 -0000
Took apart and reassembled every pice of my system to find the problem. Tried
all combinations of disk combos on different controllers and found only this:
one older drive was ATA REV 4, the other REV 5.
Drives are on a different bus (ata1 , other drive ata2), both as slaves.
Master drives are identical.
Only in this configuration the error occurred. I replaced both drives and all
is going well. On same cables, so this is not the prob this time :)
Looks like a very mystic mirror, but most likely faulty and/or old hardware
was the cause.
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