Custom kernels causing Promise ATA RAID to go down
Alastair G. Hogge
agh at tpg.com.au
Thu Jun 10 14:18:39 GMT 2004
On Thursday 10 June 2004 20:57, Michael W. Oliver wrote:
> On 2004-06-10T14:28:48+1000, Alastair G. Hogge wrote:
> > Thought about this. But I don't think it is the case. I've had the 2 HD
> > for sometime now, and I they used to 24/7. I have 3 fans running in my
> > tower case.
> > I've just re-built world again recently and I'm still getting problems.
> > I need to get that other machine going.
> I am using an on-board Promise controller, and had similar problems when
> first setting up this server.
> # pciconf -lv | grep -B1 -A3 Promise
> atapci0 at pci2:2:0: class=0x010485 card=0x1275105a chip=0x5275105a
> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Promise Technology Inc'
> device = 'PDC20276 Ultra133 TX2/FastTrak TX Lite EIDE Controller'
> class = mass storage
> subclass = RAID
My on-board controller is slightly different:
# pciconf -lv | grep -B1 -A3 Promise
atapci1 at pci0:14:0: class=0x010400 card=0x809e1043 chip=0x3376105a
vendor = 'Promise Technology Inc'
device = 'PDC20376 FastTrak 376 SATA/RAID Controller'
class = mass storage
subclass = RAID
> What I discovered was that my cables were too long. I had purchased
> those round cables in order to reduce air flow restrictions in the case,
> but at the time, I could only get 36" cables. After quite a few lost
> mirrors, I found out that those cables _should_ be a maximum of 18"
> long. I replaced the 36" cables with 18" cables and haven't had a
> problem since.
My cables are quite small and un-obtrusive. But I will look into re-organizing
the box's guts....all thou I only just did that a couple of months
ago..including a air blasting to get ride of dust and crap.
> I don't know if this will help you, but it certainly fixed the problems
> that I was having.
Thanks for the info thou, we shall see how I go.
> Good luck.
Thanks :-) I need it
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